Have you got any old Mobile Phones tucked away at the back of a drawer?
A new initiative that has been launched and which may be of interest to you. Should any Brother have any old and unwanted mobile phones, (and in particular any that are under 4 years old), then they can turn them into a donation towards the Surrey 2019 Festival Appeal.
It could not be easier to do either. All they have to do is drop them off at their nearest masonic centre and they will be collected and dealt with.
This initiative is being managed by The Friends Lodge No 9789. If you would like more details about this initiative then please contact W. Bro. John Banks, email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearly this is a simple and cost free way to support the Festival and I would encourage everyone to support it, if they can.
From Pre-War Pennies to a Bronze Award
Claremont Lodge’s highly inventive Charity Steward, W.Bro. Terry Peck, had a very novel way to raise funds and stimulate Festival participation by challenging all the Brethren to a ‘Scavenger Hunt’. Each Brother was asked to bring a 1914 penny, an old newspaper and an unusually shaped vegetable to their September Meeting. The items were then judged at the Festive Board by himself and the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Trevor Wharton, with prizes being awarded to the winners.
As well as causing a few chuckles, items also led to some very interesting stories and stimulated a few happy memories.
The entry fee was a nominal £5.00 with ‘fines & forfeits’ being handed out for non-participation, though the real reason was simply to get everyone involved. The money raised from the competition went towards Claremont Lodge’s own Festival Target enabled them to donate another substantial cheque towards the Surrey 2019 Festival and prompting their Official Visitor, W.Bro. Ted Thorne, to be able to present the Lodge with a 2019 Festival Bronze Award, now displayed proudly on the Charity Steward’s collar.
W. Bro. Peck said, “Hopefully we’re well on the way to achieving a Silver Award too, it’s great to be able to get behind such a worthy cause.”
Well done Claremont!
‘Fish & Chips’ & Horse Racing Evening
Addiscombe Lodge No.1556 are sponsoring a Charity ‘Fish & Chips’ & Horse Racing Evening in aid of the Surrey 2019 Festival to be held on Sunday the 12th June 2016 at 1700 hours at The Fish Factory, 5 East Street, Littlehampton, BN17 6AU an award winning restaurant.
The price is £14 per person.
Fish, chips and mushy peas followed by Lemon & Lime baked cheesecake.
The evening will consist of horse racing, and a raffle with proceeds going to the RMBI 2019 Festival
Please book with W Bro Alan Pryor on email@example.com or 07795 342880
Book now to avoid disappointment
Tickets for the 2016 Charity Stewards Ball are now on sale.
The Charity Stewards Ball will take place on Saturday the 26th November 2016 and this year will be held at Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey. Discounted rooms will be available for those who wish to stay at the venue. Click below for more information and booking forms.
Mike on the March
At the end of Frebruary Mike Sharp is off to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro in aid of the Surrey 2019 Festival and The Grange Centre in Great Bookham.
Click here to learn more about the trip and the two charities.Click here for more…
2019 Festival Visiting Maul Update
The maul has now raised over £1000 for the Festival. If your Lodge or Chapter wants to get involved and take possession of the Maul click the button to the left.
The 2nd Provincial Charity Stewards Ball is another great success.
Over 200 Brethren with their wives, partners and friends gathered on Saturday 28th November 2015 at Brooklands Motor Museum for the 2nd Provincial Charity Stewards Ball. The guest of honour was the R.W. Provincial Grand Master Eric Stuart-Bamford and his wife Libby along with members of the RMBI executive.
This sold out event, sponsored by the Richard, Earl of Shannon Lodge, was deemed a great success by the Provincial Grand Master and all those present. You can be sure that this event will be repeated next year. We are currently looking for our next venue.
Over £1500 was raised through a raffle which together with the rest of the the proceeds from the evening are being donated to the Surrey 2019 Festival Appeal.
2019 Festival Visiting Maul Continues it’s Journey from Lodge to Lodge
The Visiting Maul has now been running for some months after being launched by Morden Park Lodge to support the 2019 Festival. The idea is for the Maul to be passed from Lodge to Lodge as many times as possible before the Festival ends raising funds and encouraging visiting.
Having spent the summer relaxing it was time to get moving again and Southborough Lodge handed it on to Tiffinian Lodge 3530 who set a record by delivering it the very next day to Ditton Lodge 4143.
This is where it resides at the moment and we are slightly concerned about its waistband having spent so much time dining out at Surbiton’s famous good food.
The maul has now raised nearly £1000 for the Festival. If your Lodge or Chapter wants to get involved and take it way from Surbiton click below for more information.
Click below to read W.Bro Nick Parsons address to the Provincial AGM on the 22nd June 2016
James Speller Lodge Clay Shoot
James Speller Lodge are holding a Charity Clay Shoot in aid of the Surrey 2019 Festival on the 12th August 2016.
Click below for more information and booking forms.
We are pleased to announce that Phil Diaper successfully completed the London Marathon last Sunday. Phil was running the marathon as part of the ‘Big Week’. He’s got stiff knees but apart from that he is doing well. Phil has been able to raise over £1550 for the Surrey 2019 Festival. You can still sponsor Phil by clicking on the everydayhero logo below.