Lincolnshire Freemasons have celebrated raising a total of £2,762,932 for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys at an event to mark the conclusion of their 2014 Festival Appeal.
The event, held in the presence of the Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes, marked the conclusion of an appeal that was launched six-years ago by Provincial Grand Master Graham Ives.
During the Appeal, Freemasons and their families from the Province have worked tirelessly to support the Appeal in support of Freemasonry’s oldest charity, which currently supports around 2,000 children and young people from Masonic families who have experienced a distress that has led to financial hardship.
The Provincial Grand Master, who serves on the RMTGB’s council, said: “The Trust is a modern, vibrant and forward looking charity. It has been a great privilege to for us in Lincolnshire to support such a worthwhile cause.”
Thanking the members of the Province for their remarkable achievement, the President of the RMTGB, Mike Woodcock, said: “Thank you for everything you have done during this appeal. You have all dug so deep and shown such tremendous support. Your contribution will make such a difference to the lives of so many children who would otherwise miss out on so much.”
The Saint James Lodge’s members have been delighted to have been involved and played their part in the fundraising, as just one of all the Lodges across the Province of Lincolnshire.