I am delighted to announce and introduce the 2019 Festival Appeal in aid of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI).
The RMBI is the second oldest of the four Masonic Charities and a charity very near to our hearts.
Brethren and Companions we are all living longer and the need for special charities like the RMBI are becoming even more essential.
This very special charity cares for our most needy Brethren/Companions and their families by providing the very best care from an excellent range of services.
Each year the RMBI has to find £5 million in order to sustain the level of care required to ensure our most vulnerable colleagues and their dependents are safe. Of this over £600,000 comes into our Province to support Surrey beneficiaries. This is truly a wonderful opportunity to give something back to this most deserving of charities as we will not be in Festival again with the RMBI for at least another 30 years.
With this in mind I have therefore set a target of £ ??? in order that this would help maintain the support from RMBI for many years to come.
This splendid province of ours has a very big heart and has consistently shown tremendous generosity toward countless charitable causes in the past. Let us now repeat this commitment over the next 5 years and apply our tenacity and support the Surrey 2019 Festival Appeal for the RMBI.
As with all festivals there will be a lot of hard work but I sincerely hope that along the way we will have a lot of fun, a lot of laughter and above all a lot of money being raised for a most worthy cause.
Yours sincerely and fraternally.
Provincial Grand Master