To view the announcement of the result of The 2020 Festival, together with a message from the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, and also a further message from me, please click on the following link:
Surely no one could have believed we would raise £4.5m during our Festival when it started.
It is an amazing achievement, of which we can all be proud.
The motto of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys is “A Man Never Stands So Tall As When He Kneels To Help A Child” and I believe the Freemasons of Middlesex must have prostrated themselves on the floor and missed the kneeling part completely.
Not only is £4.5m an incredible sum, to have raised an average of £1,001 per member of the Province is another remarkable achievement.
This obviously includes some donations from our own Provincial charities and donations from outside the Province in support of our Festival.
This per member figure is the highest per member of any Province for any Festival in aid of the RMTGB.
It is also the second highest per member figure of any Province for any Festival held to date.
If achieving £4.5m wasn’t enough these extra achievements make it stand out even more.
Huge thanks must go to the Middlesex Province Relief Fund.
Not only did it make a very significant contribution to the Festival, but it also provided vouchers to every Lodge and Chapter in the Province for achieving an honorific.
£200 for Steward, Vice Patron and Patron, £400 for Grand Patron and £500 for Platinum Grand Patron and Diamond Grand Patron, a total of £2,000 per unit available.
This enabled us not only to raise money for our Festival, but to give money to our local charities while we were doing it.
The final total claimed is not yet known as there are still vouchers to be sent to the MPRF, so don’t forget they need to be with the MPRF by Wednesday 30th September at the latest to be eligible.
The final results for each Lodge and Chapter have now been updated and you can find them under the “Achievements” tab.
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”