This is the Festival total as announced by the Pro Provincial Grand Master/Grand Superintendent at the Royal Arch Annual Meeting in July.
The Festival ends on 22nd January 2020, just short of 5 years of Festival.
The next total will be announced at the Provincial Grand Officers Club Meeting coming up on Tuesday 29th October.
The final total will be announced at the Festival event, to be held on Friday 27th March 2020.
This event will also celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Province.
The date of the end of the Festival was chosen as the actual date of the Anniversary, 22nd January 2020 and it is therefore very appropriate these two occasions come together in one celebration.
More details of the event, which will be held in the City of London, will be released during October.
Given these announcements the Festival Committee urge you to make a last big effort to turn what has already been up to now a successful Festival, into one that makes our great Province shine as an example to the entire fraternity in the auspicious year of our Province’s 150th Anniversary.
Lodges and Chapters that had during the year reached Grand Patron, Platinum Grand Patron and Diamond Grand Patron were awarded their certificates at the Annual Meetings.
The Festival Committee and the RMTGB would like to give huge thanks to all the Brethren and Companions who have supported this great cause and have enabled Middlesex to get to such a tremendous total at this stage of the Festival.
To the Brethren who have an honorific, the Companions who have their Triple Tau, to the Charity Stewards who have promoted the Festival and the Lodges and Chapters who have achieved various honorific levels and who have given their charity funds in their Relief Chests to this charity, we are most grateful indeed.
There is now very little time left of our Festival and still many good causes, many children in distress, that means we need to carry on, in effect we have not yet ‘performed our allotted task’. We know that this tremendous support will continue until right up until the end and thank you all for that in advance.
However, whilst there was no target for our Festival, other than to raise as much as we can, lots of Members are still to contribute and there is much more we can do for the children……and this video reminds us why:-
The Marchington's Story
What is The 2020 Festival ?
A period of 5 years, ending in 2020, when all Masons in Middlesex are asked to support one of our Masonic Charities, the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. This is a charity doing amazing work.
Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys
As you discover more about the work of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) you will feel reassured that by supporting The 2020 Festival you will be making a lasting difference to a great many young people who most need our help.
The RMTGB's mission statement:
'To relieve poverty and advance the education of children of a Masonic family and, where funds permit, support other children in need.'
More information about The 2020 Festival:
- RMTGB – A poverty charity
- How your donation will help disadvantaged children
- Helping the non-Masonic in need
- Supporting The 2020 Festival
- What your support will do
If you have any questions, require more information, have fund raising suggestions, or are organising events relating to The 2020 Festival, please email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this video which shows what the RMTGB does:-
"A man never stands so tall as when he kneels to help a child"