The annual gathering of the 2004/5 Masters was again held at the Parc Golf Club Newport on the 5th October. The meal was excellent and the company just as good. Everyone was extremely pleased with the calibre of the entertainment, Rhys and Rhianna Herridge are brother and sister and no doubt are destined for great things. Rhianna has one of the purest voices I have ever heard. With Allan reaching the grand age of 80 that week it was quite entertaining to hear Happy Birthday sung in Welsh. Quite a challenge for some (including me). A raffle was held in support of the Sparkle appeal and £100 will be given to them in due course.
A letter from the Provincial Grand Master to the Brethren of the Province
2013 Charity Festival Appeal Total Raised
The 27th September, 2013 will always be a date when I have been proud to be your Provincial Grand Master and Festival President for our Charity Appeal for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls & Boys.
The presence of the Pro Grand Master, MW Brother Peter Lowndes, the President of the Trust VW Brother Michael Woodcock , so many fellow Trustees and guests including the Member of Parliament for Monmouth David Davies was a great honour and tribute to the Province of Monmouthshire.
The presence and support of over 400 hundred members of the Province and their Ladies made the evening an even greater delight when the Chief Executive of the Trust, Worshipful Brother Les Hutchinson announced the result of our Fund Raising efforts over the last five years as a staggering £1,219,414.00.
In addition by your very generosity it was possible to make a donation £50,000.00 to the Lifelites The Children’s Hospice Charity. A very appropriate charity to compliment the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls & Boys.
My very sincere and grateful thanks to you all for your sterling efforts and particularly to the 2013 Festival Committee under the Chairmanship of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother Robert Arundel ably supported by the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, Worshipful Brother Vernon Edwards.
The contributions of the membership of the Province by Gift Aid and fundraising activities have been greatly appreciated. I extend my grateful thanks to you all.
A wonderful effort by all,
With grateful thanks and all good wishes,
Yours sincerely & fraternally,
Malcolm CG Lane
Provincial Grand Master,
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