£2.75m in 18 months – it just keeps getting better !
At the recent PGO Club dinner, the Chairman of the Festival, W Bro David Allan announced that the Festival total had now reached £2.75m.
An amazing achievement and only made possible by the support of all the brethren and the hard work of all the Charity Stewards.
In terms of Lodges making honorific, 1 has achieved Diamond Grand Patron, 3 Platinum Grand Patron, 16 Grand Patron, 20 Patron, 38 Vice Patron and 56 Steward.
The Chapters have also now started to achieve honorific with 2 having achieved Platinum Grand Patron, 2 Grand Patron, 5 Vice Patron and 15 Steward with a lot now having votes at their meetings to agree on donations to the Festival which will show in the results in the next couple of months.
We are still seeing quite a lot of members signing up for personal honorific too, making use of the ability to spread their donations over 5 years irrelevant of when they start their donations.
However, whilst there is 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:email@example.com
Watch this video which shows what the RMTGB does:-
“A man never stands so tall as when he kneels to help a child”