Benevolent Fund

Suspension of Masonic Activity

On the 17th of March 2020, the Provincial Grand Master issued the following statement:


Brethren,

The Grand Masters of the Orders administered from Mark Masons’ Hall, which includes the Mark and RAM, have jointly agreed an immediate General Suspension of all Masonic Activity for a period of four months.

A similar course of action is being taken by United Grand Lodge of England, the Ancient and Accepted Rite, as well as the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

I fully support this decision and let me say that I have been heartened by the manner in which you have all, particularly our Secretaries and Scribes, approached the uncertainty that we have faced over the past few weeks and days.

I am currently consulting with the members our Provincial Executive to formulate a plan that will ensure that you are all kept fully updated as to future developments, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.

Please look after yourselves and your families Brethren, keep in touch with each other by phone or email.

 

Yours sincerely and fraternally,

R.W.Bro. Peter Talbot,

Provincial Grand Master for North Wales.


 

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Carol Service and NWMBF donations

The annual Mark Provincial Carol Service took place at Elwy Hall on 17th December when over 70 Brethren, wives and friends attended.

The opportunity was taken to present Charity Donations to worthy recipients: £1000 to the RNLI, £1000 to the Samaritans, £1000 to Age Connect and £1000 to Llanberis Mountain Rescue.

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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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