Benevolent Fund

NWMBF donation to Air Training Corp

2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp on parade

2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp on parade

On Wednesday the 6th of November, the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W.Bro. Michael Pugh, together with W.Bro. John Cooper of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703, visited 2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp. They were accompanied by Bro. David Anglesea, who is the Squadron’s Civilian Committee Chairman, and Bro. Alan Gardner, who is the Squadron’s Civilian Committee Treasurer; both are members of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703. The purpose of the visit was to present a cheque for £250 to the Squadron on behalf of the North Wales Mark Benevolent Fund.

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Hope House – Ty Gobaith

On Wednesday afternoon, 25th September our Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Secretary were accompanied by W. Bro. Darren Coleman-Heald to Hope House in the Conwy Valley.

The Mark Benevolent Fund had donated, through Lifelites, a sum of £12,274 for the purchase of a ‘TechnicTrunk’ for the use of the children at Hope House. The PGM was shown how the equipment worked and had the opportunity of a ‘virtual’ flight over Paris.

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Ethos Charity Presentation

On Wednesday the 11th of September, the V.W.Bro. Peter Talbot, Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by W.Bro. Mike Pugh, Provincial Charity Steward, V.W.Bro. Ian Smith, Dep. PGM for Staffs and Shrops and W. Bro. Kevin Spencer Assist PGM for Staffs and Shrops attended the Ethos Charity in Oswestry to present a cheque to the CEO of the Charity.

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St Eilian RAM Buffet & Barbecue Update

The St Eilian Annual Summer BBQ took place at W. Bro. Roger Littlewood’s home on 25th August and was enjoyed by all.

Around 100 were in attendance and the proceeds for the day raised the magnificent sum of £1000. This will be divided equally between the Lodge, which is seeking to make a charity donation, and the Provincial Mark Centenary and Special Fund.

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Strawberry Fayre Raises £250

A very successful Strawberry Fayre was held at the Bangor Masonic Hall on Saturday 3rd August.

Many thanks to Bro. Martin Wynne Jones and his wife Caroline for the catering. Thanks also to W. Bro. Brian Sion Jones for providing the background music.

The event raised £250 towards Charities.

There were over 70 in attendance including Brethren from Ruabon and Wrexham who made the long trip to Bangor, great support.

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2019 MBF Festival Total Announced

The 151st MBF Festival took place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton on Saturday 6th July, 2019.

The Festival total amounted to £1,351,349, the highest total ever achieved.

The 2020 Festival will take place in Kent on 13th June, 2020.

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Dyfed PGL 2019

On Saturday 29th of June, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. John S. Evans, visited Carmarthen for the Dyfed Provincial Grand Lodge meeting. A dedication of a St John Ambulance vehicle donated by the Province took place.

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