MBF awarded its own leaf

When I visited Rossendale Hospice on behalf of the Province and the MBF, they had a Giving Tree on the wall in the entrance hall which consisted of a number of “leaves” detailing large donors to the hospice, pictured below. I was told that the MBF would be awarded its own leaf which it now has, and below is a picture of the said leaf for all to see.

Below is a list of the lodges who nominated Rossendale Hospice with their £1000 on behalf of the MBF, to whom we are very grateful.

8 Rectitude
32 Union
1272 East Lancashire Provincial Grand Stewards
1300 Turton
1405 The George Farnworth Nuttall

Age UK Manchester receives new Minibus

On the 3rd November, the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Alexander Sillars McLaren, accompanied by the Provincial Grand Almoner, WBro Barry Heal and WBro Bob Summers attended the premises of Age UK Manchester at Openshaw, on the east side of Manchester.
The purpose of the visit was to officially present the Minibus that was generously funded by the Mark Benevolent Fund to the value of £32,739 (excluding VAT).
It is a wonderful vehicle fully equipped with wheelchair access and the appropriate signage of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons and the Mark Benevolent Fund.
We were met by Mrs Shirley Charlton who offered us shelter from the inclement weather and wearing our masks and socially distanced we enjoyed a cup of tea.
The Provincial Grand Master briefly more “Age UK Manchester receives new Minibus”

Oscar’s Happy Feet are Dancing to a New Tune!

This is Oscar Grainger and his family at the Masonic Hall in Paignton. R.W.Bro. Peter Balsom, Provincial Grand Master for Devonshire and his Executive, along with W.Bro. Darren Coleman-Heald, P.A.G.D.C., Charities Manager at Mark Masons’ Hall, were representing the Mark Benevolent Fund to present a cheque for £6,000, giving Oscar the final piece of …………read more