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Welcome to the East Lancashire 2015 Festival

 

FESTIVAL INFORMATION
LATEST FESTIVAL NEWS

IMPORTANT FESTIVAL MESSAGE
FROM WBRO MARTIN P. ROCHE, PSGD


IMPORTANT NOTICE

All Festival Donations and Correspondence should be sent to:

Office Manager, Chris Wildman at
939 Huddersfield Road
Scouthead
Saddleworth
Oldham OL4 4AT

e-mail 919cmw@googlemail.com


 

**FESTIVAL NEWS**

FESTIVAL EVENTS


 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


 

CLICK Have you considered Online Giving or creating
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YOU CAN DONATE ONLINE HERE

HOW ELSE CAN I DONATE?

REMEMBER THAT REGULAR PAYMENT PROMISES BY INDIVIDUALS ARE THE BEST WAY TO DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL AS WE CAN CLAIM TAX BACK FROM ALL TAX PAYERS WHO DONATE IN THIS WAY. SPEAK WITH YOUR LODGE OR CHAPTER FESTIVAL REPRESENTATIVE TO FIND OUT HOW


*TEXT A DONATION*

You can now text a donation to RMBI55 £5/£10 to 70070
You can also add Gift Aid


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THE RMBI


SPORTSMANS DINNER

A Sportsmans Dinner arranged to raise funds for the 2015 RMBI Festival saw over 200 masons and non masons gather at Freemasons Hall, Manchester.
A Champagne Reception in the impressive Reception Hall provided a great start to the evening and then everyone moved into the Derby Suite and welcomed the Provincial Grand Master for East Lancashire, Sir David Trippier.  Sir David in his welcome thanked everyone for their support and for those brethren who had organised the event.  The room was full to capacity when everyone took their places for a 4 course dinner.

Sir David Trippier with, on his right, Comedian Norman Prince and to his left 'Flat Jack' Simmons MBE and Malcolm Ashton

 


 

 

 

 

total box

£1,767,900.29

The total income includes all gift aid, bank interest and direct debits as at 31 March 2014

Of the total above,25.89% has been donated by individuals, 11.48% Direct Debits, 7.80% Gift Aid, 34.95% by Lodges, 5.86% by Chapters and the remainder from other sources 14.02%)

and up to 31 March2014:

Nmber of "Live" Direct Debits 653

1762 Festival Stewards Jewels and 69 Brooches have now been sold

There are various levels of Patronage and the situation a s at 31March 2014 was as follows:

Patronage

123 Lodge and Chapter Grand Patrons [£2400 or above]

52 Brethren / Companion Grand Patrons [£1200 or above]

102 Lodge and Chapter Patrons [£1200 to £2399]

134 Brethren / Companion Patrons [£600 - £1199]

72 Lodge and Chapter Vice Patrons [£600 to £1199]

372 Brethren / Companion Vice Patrons [£300 - £599]

Stewardships 2257 brethren and 77 ladies.

PATRONAGE BY LODGES AND CHAPTERS

 


VWBro Chris Caine PGSwdB

Deputy President of the RMBI

 


Welcome to the Festival Website

As the Deputy Provincial Grand Master let me welcome to the Province of East Lancashire's web pages that are designed to inform you about our Festival Appeal which is raising funds for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI). You will learn all about the RMBI here and why we as a Province are holding a Festival to support it. Please come back to these pages regularly to keep up to date with progress

CLICK HERE FOR NEWS

The East Lancashire 2015 Festival held a magnificent launch banquet on 28 November 2009 which was superbly supported by 300 masons and their ladies from across the Province. Since then we have held numerous Provincial functions including the magnificent Jubilee Banquet in 2012 which not only supported the Festival but raised funds for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital too.

The RMBI, of course, has its own website which can be accessed HERE and this provides a wealth of information about the Institution, its homes and the help, support, advice and care provided.

The menu to the left should help you easily navigate around our website pages on the RMBI and the Festival. Messages from the Provincial Grand Master, myself and the Festival Chairman, WBro John Scott, will be updated regularly so be sure to return to these pages at intervals.

Please visit the Download section - here you will find forms to contribute to the Festival, leaflets with frequently asked questions and contact details for the Appeal Committee, the Festival Office and the Area Festival Managers. The Lodge and Chapter Festival Representatives' Manual and PowerPoint presentations are also accessible.

The Deputy Chairman of the Appeal Committee, WBro Brian Sigsworth, is available to tour the Province with his Roadshows.


Brethren and Companions - this is your website so please make use of it, either to find information about the Festival or else, if you have your own Festival news, please submit it via your District Communications Officer for submission to the webmaster.

Please remember that the aim of our fund raising is to support one of the oldest of our masonic charities - the RMBI - which has cared for freemasons and their dependants, such as those depicted on this page, for almost 170 years. Masonic donations nationwide ensure that when a resident can no longer fund their care in an RMBI home, then the RMBI will fund it for them. Nationally this costs the RMBI some £4.5M per annum.

 

If you have any enquiries about the Festival, then please contact the Secretary of the Appeal Committee, WBro David Rothwell, HERE - he will ensure your question reaches the person most likely to give the correct answer.

You can also speak with your District Festival Representative or Area Festival Manager. You will also have noted that the Assistant Provincial Grand Masters are taking a far more active role in promoting the Festival are they may also be approached if required.

Thank you for you attention and I look forward to seeing you all again in due course.

VWBro Derek Nelson Thornhill, PGSwdB
Deputy Provincial Grand Master