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Charity giving without cost!

Are you an ‘Amazon’ shopper?

You may be aware of the Amazon Smile programme which allows your nominated charity to benefit every time you shop with Amazon, without costing you any extra!

(Amazon do not supply details of any individual’s purchases – all we get is an aggregate total donated by Amazon to our charity for each month)

Our Province is signed up in the programme and therefore you can help

“Province of Worcestershire Mark Benevolent fund”

every time you shop, without ANY additional cost to you.

All you have to do is register your support with Amazon and the easiest way to sign up is follow this link:

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/503776-0

This will then automatically sign you up to contributing to our local Mark charity.

We have recently received our first payment from Amazon from only a very small number of signed-up brethren.

If you require any further information of how this helps us then please contact the Provincial Grand Charity Steward W. Bro. Mark Winfield.

charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk


 

Provincial Grand Master’s Nominated Charity 2021-2022

At our recent Provincial Meeting the Provincial Grand Master RW Bro Eric John Rymer announced that his nominated charity for the forthcoming year will be

A charity centered on Mental health issues was set up following the death of the founder’s son. You can read their story at their website  https://behindthesmile.care/

We hope that your lodge will be able to support this very worthy cause during the year ahead.

If you require any further information of how to make a donation then please contact the Provincial Charity Steward W. Bro. Mark Winfield.

charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk


 

MBF Donation to Hospices

MBF Grants £ 24,000 to local Hospices on behalf of Mark Master Masons of Worcestershire

Five Hospices throughout the Province are celebrating receipt of grants from the Mark Master Masons of Worcestershire wholly funded by its charity, the Mark Benevolent Fund.

The donations, which are part of a Major Capital Grant of £1.3m to over 250 hospices in England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, recognises the contribution made by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to the service of the Crown and the life of the nation.

Nominated by the each of the 24 Mark Lodges of Worcestershire,  the following Hospices received donations as part of this grant:

 

Acorns Childrens Hospice, Worcester  £ 8,000

Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge  £ 4,000

St. Richard’s Hospice, Worcester £ 5,000

Primrose Hospice, Bromsgrove £ 3,000

Kemp Hospice, Kidderminster £ 4,000

 

The R.W. Provincial Grand Master Eric Rymer said, ‘We are absolutely delighted that the members of the Province have chosen to support these five local Hospices. We are all aware of the toll that the pandemic has taken on charities across the country and hope that this gift will go some way to help enhance patient care and provide improved facilities for those in need and their families.”

 

The Provincial Grand Master accompanied by the Provincial Grand Charity Steward were also delighted to hand over cheques to three of these Hospices at recent visits and were able to view the magnificent work being undertaken by these inspiring organisations.

The RW Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Charity Steward present a cheque to Mr. Alex Winstanley of Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge at a recent visit to the hospice.

The RW Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Charity Steward present a cheque to Ms. Angelique Dalton of Primrose Hospice, Bromsgrove at a recent visit to the hospice.

The RW Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Charity Steward present a cheque to Mr. Charlie Homer of Kemp Hospice, Kidderminster at a recent visit.

 

Many thanks to every one of our Worcestershire Mark Lodges for nominating their local Hospice.


 

August Provincial Bonus Ball Lottery Draw

Here is the result for the Bonus Ball draw held on Saturday 28th August 2021. The winning number was 41 and we had two winners this month:

W.Bro. Mike Gage of St Egwin Lodge of MMM No: 1135 

W.Bro. Vivian Fogarty of Vernon Lodge of MMM No: 923

Congratulations to them both and thanks to all of the members for their continued support.

Sincerely and fraternally

Bro. Mark WinfieldG.Stwd.

Prov Grand Charity Steward 

charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk


 

Provincial Lottery Bonus Ball

Bonus Ball draw held on Saturday 31st July 2021. 

The winning number was 48 and we have two winners this month:

Mrs. Margaret Pritchard  and

Mrs. Tracey Winfield 

Congratulations to them both and thanks to all of the members for their continued support.

Sincerely and fraternally

W. Bro. Mark Winfield G.Stwd.
Provincial Grand Charity Steward 

Lottery Bonus Ball Draw

Bonus Ball draw held on Saturday 26th June 2021

The winning number is 19 and we have two winners this month:

Bro. Mike Bruton  of St. Egwin Lodge of MMM  No: 1135, 

Bro. Stanley Parnell of Stechford Lodge of MMM No: 747

Congratulations to them both and thanks to all of the members for their continued support.

Sincerely and fraternally

W.Bro. Mark Winfield, G.Stwd.
Provincial Grand Charity Steward
charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk



May Provincial Lottery

The winning number drawn on the 29th May 2021 was No 44.

There is Two winning members this month.

  1. Bro Tony Duke
  2. Bro Mervyn Cummings

The next draw will be held on 26th June 2021.

Many thanks to W.Bro.Mike Gage Provincial Charity Steward for organising


 

Provincial Lottery

The winning number drawn on the 27th February 2021 was No 20.

There is one winning member this month.

W.Bro Eric Lee

Congratulations Eric!

The next draw will be held on 27th March 2021.


 

MBF Diamond Awards

Further to his presentation of the MBF Grand Patron Diamond Award to the Lechmere Lodge MMM No. 59 at their virtual meeting on Tuesday evening the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Eric John Rymer, is pleased to further announce today that 3 other Lodges in the Province have also achieved that high milestone. 

They are :-

  • Vernon Lodge MMM : No. 923
  • St. Egwin Lodge MMM : No. 1135
  • Vernon Lodge RAM : No. 923

They have been congratulated by the MBF and the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W.Bro. Mike Gage, P.A.G.D.C. writes :-

“On behalf of the Provincial Grand Master, R. W. Bro Eric John Rymer and the Provincial Officers of the Province I bring warm masonic greetings and congratulations to you and the members of your Lodge for achieving the highest award of the Mark Benevolent Fund.   Your Lodge is now entitled to have the Logo for this award printed on your Lodge Summons forthwith, whether a Zoom or Open meeting, and on Lodge correspondence.”

In addition the Provincial Grand Master is pleased to announce that the Worcestershire Installed Commanders’ Lodge RAM : No. 1409 has attained the Grand Patron Gold Award, another notable and worthy achievement.   The Lodge has likewise been contacted by the MBF and by the Provincial Grand Charity Steward.

In congratulating all of these Lodges for their ongoing commitment to Charity the Provincial Grand Master hopes that their example will encourage us all to remember the needs of others during this period of enforced isolation from our normal masonic activities.


 

MBF Grand Diamond Award for Lechmere Lodge of Mark Master Masons

At their Zoom meeting on 16th February the Provincial Grand Master was pleased to make a virtual presentation to the Lechmere Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 59.

Earlier in the day the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Barry Benge, had received a package with a note saying “to be left unopened until instructed”.

When the moment came it was the Provincial Grand Master’s privilege to present the Worshipful Master with the MBF Grand Patron Diamond Award on behalf of all of the members of the Lodge, congratulating the Lodge on their sustained effort to achieve this goal. W.Bro. Benge opened the envelope at the request of the Prov.G.M. to disclose the Certificate and Collarette which he displayed for all to see.

Certificate and collarette

The Diamond certificate and collarette.

The Provincial Grand Master went on to observe that Lechmere were only the second Lodge in the Province to achieve this status, the highest available. The first Lodge to reach this milestone is the Provincial D.Cs. Lodge which benefits from a much higher level of membership from its national, indeed worldwide, member base.

The Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W.Bro. Mike Gage, congratulated the Lodge on its success and also noted that there were 9 other Mark and 3 RAM Lodges whose next level of patronage was the Diamond Award and that he could advise them of their current standing if they wished to consider taking this next step.

Our hearthy congratulations to all of the members of Lechmere Lodge of Mark Master Masons.

Charity Stewards Report to GPC meeting

Provincial Grand Lodge 0f Mark Master Masons of Worcestershire

General Purpose Committee Meeting to be held on 27th January 2021

at 19:30 hrs by Zoom

Provincial Grand Charity Steward

 

Worcestershire Carers Association. The Province continues to support with donations from the Lodges and members personal donations, albeit with reduced support due to the present situation with the Corona Virus and the postponement of our meetings. I recently sent a donation to Worcestershire Young Carers on behalf of one of our Lodge’s.


Birmingham Ladies Hospital.  The Province was pleased to support W. Bro Tony Duke with a donation of £500 for the “Little Feet” memorial garden.  This would have been W. Bro Tony’s chosen charity for his annual garden party to raise funds for good causes had it not been for the Corona Virus. This donation was made from the Charity Steward Account, from monies raised by the National Lottery Bonus ball.


East Lancashire Festival 21. The Province was pleased to support with a donation of £1,000.


Food Banks. I can confirm 10 food banks nominated by Lodges in the Province received a donation of £500 each from the Provincial Mark Benevolent Fund in November ’20. These are:

Lodge and Food Bank

No 59 Lechmere Worcester , Worcester Food Bank,

No 590 Athlumney Stourbridge, Black Country Food  Brierley Hill,

No 667 Mosley Kings Heath, Spark Hill Foodbank, Tyseley   

Halesowen No 733 Perseverance, Black Country Food

No 893 St Laurence Redditch, Redditch Food Bank,

No 923 Vernon Stourport and Kidderminster, Kidderminster Food Bank,

No 1135. St. Egwin  Evesham, Pershore Food Bank,

No 1260 Teme Valley Tenbury Wells, St Mary Church Food Bank, Tenbury Wells                        

No 1351 Malvern Priory Malvern, Malvern Hills Food Bank,

No 1822 Millennium Northfield, Northfield Community Partnership


The Royal British Legion. Annual Poppy Appeal received a donation of £1,000 from the Charity Steward Account from monies raised by the National Lottery Bonus Ball.


Church Donations. These are normally announced at the General Purpose Meeting at this time of year, but due to the present circumstances with the Corona Virus they have been deferred.


National Lottery Bonus Ball (Financial Year 2020/21) 

Receipts to 31st December ’20 = £2,659

Payments                                  = £0,560

Surplus                                     = £2,099

The account balance at the 31st December 2020 was £4,245 including Lottery Bonus Ball Pre-payments.


West Midlands Special Olympics have made a direct application for a donation from the M. B. F.


I  have (26th January 21) received an application from W. Bro John Fleming in support of his church receiving a donation under our support for churches we consider at this time of the year. This application is supported by John Sutton (Vicar), Parish Administrator, St Mary’s Church, Oldswinford. I wish to support this application, and suggest a donation of £250 be taken from the Provincial Charity Stewards bank account and allocated against proceeds from the National Lottery Bonus Ball fund raising scheme.


I advised the Provincial Grand Master in December of my intentions to retire from my present post for family reasons at the end of my present term in office. I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Provincial Grand Master, R. W. Bro Eric for allowing me the honour and privilege to serve him, the Province and the Brethren for their support in carrying out my duties of this wonderful Province and Mark Master Masonry in general as the Provincial Grand Charity Steward. It has been a very rewarding position to hold.

I also wish to welcome and record my thanks to W. Bro Mark Winfield PPrGJW, GStwd for accepting the appointment from our Provincial Annual Meeting in June ’21. In the meantime we will work together to ensure a smooth handover of these important duties

 

W.Bro M. J. Gage. PAGDC, RAMGR

Provincial Grand Charity Steward

W.Bro.Tom Gray

Following the funeral of W.Bro Tom Gray, the following was received by The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro Eric Rymer.

Dear Mr Rymer and fellow county lodge members.

Pleasure to see you at my Fathers funeral service today. I was most humbled and appreciative of your kind words and sincere memories expressed of your time spent with Dad. On behalf of my Mother and Gray family members, may we just simply say ‘thank you’.

My Telephone number should you ever wish to call in the future, is with the Provincial Secretary, Adrian Hutt.

Kindest Regards

Stephen 

For those who do not already know, any donations in Tom’s memory are requested to go to the Alzheimers Society or by the link below:-

https://www.memorygiving.com/thomasgray

James Giles & Sons Ltd

24 Stourbridge Road

Bromsgrove

Worcestershire

B61 0AE

Tel: 01527 872318


 

Provincial Lottery

Hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas.

Some good news for 3 deserving Brethren:-

The winning number drawn on the 26th December 2020 was No 6.

There are 3 winning members this month.

  1. Bro Vivian Fogarty of Vernon Lodge of MMM No 923
  2. Bro Richard Green of The Malvern Priory Lodge of MMM No 1351
  3. Bro Mervyn Cummings of Stechford Lodge No 747

The next draw will be held on 30th January 2021.

Many thanks to W.Bro.Mike Gage Provincial Grand Charity Steward


 

Food Bank Distribution

Following the distribution of monies to various Foodbanks in the Worcestershire Province, our Provincial Grand Charity Steward Mike Gage received the following from The Black Country Foodbank in Halesowen :-

Michael,

I just wanted to let you know that we have delivered a huge amount to LifeCentral Church in Halesowen who are providing Christmas hampers for struggling families who have been referred through schools.

We can do this this year because of your generosity and the generosity of others.

Thank you again for supporting your community.

Jen Coleman

Chief Executive Officer –  Black Country Foodbank

www.justgiving.org.uk/blackcountryfoodbank

Registered Charity Number: 1136676

One of the Vans packed with food to distribute over the festive period


 

November Lottery Draw

The winning number drawn on the 28th November was No 32.

There are 2 winning members this month.

  1. Bro John Bentley of Vernon Lodge of MMM No 923
  2. Bro Matt Rochelle of Lechmere Lodge of MMM No 59

The next draw will be held on 26th December 2020.

Thanks again to W.Bro Mike Gage for his organisation of the Lottery.


 

Provincial Grand Charity Steward Report

At the Provincial Executive Meeting held on the 27th October 2020 my proposal for the Mark Benevolent Fund to make a donation of £5,000 to 10 Food Banks of £500 each, with 10 Masonic Lodges from 10 of our masonic centres throughout the Province each nominating a food bank within their area was approved. Where more than one lodge met at that centre, the oldest lodge would make the selection.

The 10 centres and their selections are:

Lodge Food Bank
No 59 Lechmere Worcester Worcester Food Bank
No 590 Athlumney Stourbridge Black Country Food Brierley Hill
No 667 Mosley Kings Heath Spark Hill Foodbank, Tyseley
Halesowen No 733 Perseverance Black Country  Food
No 893 St Laurence Redditch Redditch Food Bank
No 923 Vernon Stourport and Kidderminster Kidderminster Food Bank
No 1135. St. Egwin Evesham Pershore Food Bank
No 1260 Teme Valley Tenbury Wells St Mary Church Food Bank Tenbury Wells
No 1351 Malvern Priory Malvern Malvern Hills Food Bank
No 1822 Millennium Northfield Northfield Community Partnership

In addition to the above it was further approved for £1,000 be taken from the proceeds of the Bonus Ball Lottery fund held in the Provincial Charity Stewards Account to the Royal British Legion for their  Poppy Appeal.

All 10 cheques for the nominated Food Banks were posted to them on the 5th November 2020.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 31st October 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 31st October 2020 was No 35.

There were no winners this month.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 28th November 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 26th September 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 26th September 2020 was No 45.

There were two winners this month:

  • V. W. Bro. John King PPrDepGM

  • W. Bro. Terry Davies of Teme Valley Lodge

Congratulations to them both.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 31st October 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 29th August 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 29th August 2020 is No 16.

There were three winners this month:

  • WB Mel Broadhurst of Lechmere Lodge of Mark Master Masons number 59.
  • WB Robin Stanton of Saint Lawrence Lodge of Mark Master Masons number 893.
  • WB Edwin Corfield of Teme Valley Lodge of Mark Master Masons number 1260.

Congratulations to them all.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 26th September 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 25th July 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 25th July 2020 is No 15.

There were two winners this month:

  • W. Bro. Tom Gray of Millennium Lodge
  • Mrs Margaret Green, the wife of our Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

Congratulations to them both

The next draw will be held on Saturday 29th August 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 27th June 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 27th June 2020 is No 12.

There was no winner this month.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 25th July 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 30th May 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 30th May 2020 is No 45.

There were two winners:

  • V. W. Bro. John King of Bromsgrove Lodge of MMM No. 1334
  • W. Bro. Terry Davies of Teme Valley Lodge of MMM No. 1260

The next draw will be held on Saturday 27th June 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 25th April 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 25th April 2020 is No 36.

There was one winner:

W. Bro. Mike Bartels of Vernon Lodge of MMM No 923.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 30th May 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 28th March 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 28th March 2020 is No 11.

There were two winners:

  • W Bro Robert Phillips, the Provincial Grand Senior Warden
  • W Bro John Moore of Teme Valley Lodge of MMM No 1260

The next draw will be held on Saturday 25th April 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 29th February 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 29th February 2020 is No 9.

There were two winners:

W Bro Ian Strongman of Perseverance Lodge of MMM No 733.

Bro Tim Wild of St Egwin Lodge of RAM No 1135.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 28th March 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 25th January 2020

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 25th January 2020 is No 21.

There was one winner: W Bro Howard Carlton of Athlumney Lodge of MMM No 590.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 29th February 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 28th December 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 28th December 2019 is No 9.

There was one winner: Bro Tim Wild of St Egwins Lodge of MMM No 1135.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 25th January 2020.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 30th November 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 30th November 2019 is No 51.

There were no winning number selected this month.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 28th December 2019.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 26th October 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 26th October 2019 is No 32.

There were 2 winners:

  1. W.Bro John Bentley, Bromsgrove Lodge of MMM No 1334.

  2. W. Bro Matt Rochelle, Ark Lodge of MMM No 59.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 30th November 2019.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 28th September 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 28th September 2019 is No 26.

There was 1 winner:

  1. W. Bro. Mark Winfield of Godson Lodge MMM No 330

The next draw will be held on Saturday 26th October 2019.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PAGDC at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 31st August 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 31st August 2019 is No 15.

There were 2 winners:

  1. W. Bro Tom Gray of Quill and Key MMM Lodge No 1901
  2. Mrs Margaret Green, wife of the Provincial Director of Ceremonies

The next draw will be held on Saturday 28th September 2019.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact W. Bro Mike Gage PProvGJW (PAGDC – designate) at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

 

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 27th July 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 27th July 2019 is No 3.

There were no winners.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 31st August 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 29th June 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 29th June 2019 is No 27.

There were 4 winners:

  1. V. W. Bro Michael Homer of Vernon Lodge of MMM No 923
  2. W. Bro Robert Rice of Perseverance Lodge of MMM No 733
  3. W. Bro Ron Kindon of Godson Lodge of MMM No 330.
  4. Richard Gage son of W. Bro Mike Gage

The next draw will be held on Saturday 27th July 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 25th May 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 25th May 2019 is No 24.

There was 1 winner:

WBro Peter Ross of St Egwin’s Lodge No. 1135.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 29th June 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form. The completed form can be sent to me at 7. Keepers Close, Drakes Broughton, Worcs. WR10 2BB or direct to your bank, and advise me of the detail, so I can police your instructions through the account bank.

For more information please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 27th April 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 27th April 2019 is No 10.

There were two winners:

  1. W. Bro Eric Rymer, The Provincial Grand Master.
  2. Bro Tom Gray of Quill and Key Lodge of MMM No 1901

The next draw will be held on Saturday 25th May 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes.

If you would like to take part, please fill in the following form: Worcestershire Mark Lottery entry form and either return it to me or your bank.

For more information please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 30th March 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 30th March 2019  is No 24.

There is one winning member:

W Bro Peter Ross of St. Egwin’s Lodge.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 27th April 2019.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes. Please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk for more information and joining details.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 23rd February 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 23rd February 2019  is No 57.

There is one winning member:

W Bro Ron Kindon of Godson Lodge.

The next draw will be held on Saturday 30th March 2019.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes. Please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk for more information and joining details.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 26th January 2019

News of the first draw of 2019:

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 26th January 2019  is No 45.

There are two winning members:

V W Bro John King Dep Provincial Grand Master

W Bro Terry Davies of Teme Valley Lodge

The next draw will be held on Saturday 23rd February 2019

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes. Please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk for more information and joining details.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 29th December 2018

News of the last draw of 2018:

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 29th December 2018 is No 28.

There are no winning members.

The next draw will be held on 26th January 2019.

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes. Please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk for more information and joining details.

If you do join here’s a hint – nobody else has number 28!

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 24th November 2018

The National Lottery Bonus Ball for the 24th November 2018 is No 10.

There are 2 winning members:

  • R. W. Bro. Eric Rymer.
  • W. Bro. Tom Gray.

The next draw will be held on 29th December 2018

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends to assist in raising funds for charitable causes. Please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk for more information and joining details.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 27th October 2018

The latest draw of the Mark Lottery Bonus Ball Draw took place on the 27th October 2018.

The lucky number was 56.

There were no winning members this month

The National Lottery Bonus Ball is on the last Saturday of each month, and is open to all Mark Master Masons, their families, and friends. To assist in raising funds for charitable causes. Please contact me at: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk for more information and joining details.

Mark Lottery Bonus Ball – 29th September 2018

The latest draw of the Mark Lottery Bonus Ball Draw took place on the 29th September 2018.

The lucky number was 27.

The winning number was selected by:

  • VWBro Michael Homer
  • WBro Ron Kindon
  • WBro John Icke
  • Mrs Patricia Rice ( Wife of WBro Robert Rice)
  • Mr Richard Gage ( Son of WBro Mike Gage)

If you would like to take part, contact the Provincial Grand Charity Steward: charity@worcestershiremarkpgl.org.uk.

Charity at Malvern Open Day

During the recent Open Day held at Malvern Masonic Hall, Malvern Priory Lodge of Mark Master Masons made two donations to nominated charities.

  • Macmillan Cancer was in memory of W Bro Chris Richards who, after a long battle with cancer, finally passed away in April; a cheque of £250 was donated.
  • Heartstart Malvern was W Bro Tony Baker’s nominated Charity (whilst in the Chair) and £500 was donated.

W Bro C R Hopes presents a cheque for £250 to representatives of Macmillan Cancer Support

W Bro C R Hopes presents a cheque for £500 to a representative of HeartStart Malvern.

MBF Charity Walk 2017

Our PGM, R W Bro Eric John Rymer recently announced that our province would take part in The Mark Benevolent Fund Charity Walk 2017.

We are to be represented by a team of EIGHT walkers, under the direction of W Bro Joe Marzouk. They will follow the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk passing through FOUR beautiful London Parks, a distance  of approximately seven miles.

A circular route commencing and finishing at Mark Masons Hall in St James’s Street, on Saturday 6th May.

Our representatives known as the “Worcestershire Walkers” are counting on your support to make a worthy contribution to the fund.

Full details of the day together with facilities for making donations through our province will be available on the Mark Benevolent Fund website http://mbfwalk.org.uk

VISIT the site now to see full details and pictures of the “Worcestershire” team.

Please donate with typical Worcestershire Mark Masons generosity.

Donations may be Gift Aided so please make the most of your donation.

Burns Night – Closing Date Extended

Hopefully everyone is aware that a change of date proved necessary in connection with the

BURNS THEME NIGHT.

Accordingly George has decided to extend the closing date for bookings until 31st December 2016.

PLEASE BE SURE TO GET YOUR BOOKING IN ON TIME TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

100 Club Draws for August and September

The winners in the most recent draw of the Provincial 100 club draw are:

AUGUST:

No Name Lodge
32 Jeff Whiteley 923 Vernon
54 David Jones 59 Lechmere
97 Mike Saxon 1822 Millennium

SEPTEMBER:

No Name Lodge
7 Ken Goodfellow 667 Moseley
44 Ken Allen 59 Lechmere
86 Mrs Janet Blake Worcester

Helping those in need

Zoё’s Place Baby Hospice – Coventry

Zoё’s Place provides palliative respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants.

Brethren from the Craft and Mark Degrees joined forces on Sunday 4th September at Royal Hearsall Golf Club for the benefit of Zoes Place and raised £350.

J.J. Pritchard, a member of a Hearsall Golf Club and a Past Master of The Coventrian Lodge organised a Sunday Lunch to which members of The Coventry Foundation Lodge were also invited.

A request for support was answered by the Master and several brethren from the Fairways Mark Lodge which helped swell the numbers and the amount raised.

 

Malvern’s Support for Local Charities

During the open day at the Masonic Rooms in Malvern on the 25th June, Malvern Priory Mark Lodge No 1351 presented the Worcester Army Cadet Force Charitable Trust with a cheque for £650 in support of the excellent youth development work undertaken within the area.

On the same day Malvern Hills Craft Lodge No 6986 made presentations of £1,100 to the Acorns Children’s Hospice and a further £500 to the Worcestershire Acute Hospital (Rory the Robot) Prostate Appeal.

WELL DONE A splendid total of £2,150 from Freemasons supporting the whole community across the County.

100 Club July Draw

The winners in the 100 Club Draw for July are as follows;

No 32 Jeffrey Whiteley  Vernon Lodge 923
No 85 Michael Cole St Laurence Lodge 893
No 90 Allun Humphreys St Egwin Lodge 1135

 

Craft Golf Days £1,000 for 2022 Festival.

A very successful event on Tuesday 12th July with 56 golfers enjoying a fine course at Kings Norton Golf Club, in rather mixed weather conditions. The scores perhaps reflected the difficulties of the conditions but everyone remained positive.

Throughout the day an excellent £1,000 was raised towards the 2022 Festival Fund.

Many thanks to the hard-working committee and in particular to Paul Battle whose efforts on our behalf are tireless and always result in a fine occasion to be enjoyed by everyone.

The winners trophies being presented by the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro R C Vaughan, following the evening meal.

Next years event will be held on Tuesday 11th July at the same venue.

Support for Local Hospital Ward

George Simpson and Mel Broadhurst who recently presented a donation and Teddy Bears to the Riverbank Childrens Ward at Worcester Royal Hospital representing part of the proceeds raised over the Christmas period at St Peters Garden Centre

George Simpson and Mel Broadhurst who recently presented a Donation and Teddy Bears to the Riverbank Children’s Ward, at Worcester Royal Hospital, thanks to the kindness of customers and staff at Peters Garden Centre, Norton, Worcester.

PGM Presents £2,000 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Provincial Grand Master handed over a cheque for £2000 to Surgeons Tim Martin and Sat Palmer of the Maxifillofacial Unit of the Hospital to help offset the cost of new equipment recently installed within the specialist unit dealing with re-construction following invasive surgery for the treatment of Cancer.

PGM R W Bro Eric John Rymer presents the cheque to surgeon Tim Martin whilst Sat Palmer and George Simpson look on.

PGM R W Bro Eric John Rymer presents the cheque to surgeon Tim Martin whilst Sat Palmer and George Simpson look on.

Sat Palmer looking very comfortable.

Sat Palmer looking very comfortable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                          W Bro George Simpson put on a display of classic cars in support of the Hospitals Annual Fun Day Event held at the County Cricket Ground, Edgbaston.

 

 

With many major Sponsor’s attending the day was a great success attracting a large number of visitors.

Tim Martin looking equally impressive in a Silver Ghost.

Tim Martin looking equally impressive in a Silver Ghost.

100 Club May/June Draws

The May and June draws of the Provincial 100 Club took place at the Asparagus Supper event held at Evesham on Saturday 28th May.

The winners are:   May

No 65 Matt Rochelle  Lechmere Lodge No 59 £10
No 92 David Stanford Eaton Lodge No 977 £10
No 54 David Jones Lechmere Lodge No 59 £10

June

No 46 Bob Rice  Bromsgrove Lodge No 1334 £10
No 95 Chris Farrer Bromsgrove Lodge No 1334 £10
No 54 David Jones Lechmere Lodge No 59 £10

100 Club April Draw

The April draw of the Provincial 100 Club took place at the Festive board of Stability Lodge MMM No 1281 on Tuesday 12th April.

The winners are:

No 16 George Simpson  St Egwin Lodge No 1135 £10
No 21 Chris Hopes Malvern Priory Lodge No 1351 £10
No 49 Phillip Bennettt Eaton Lodge No 977 £10

100 Club March Draw

The March draw of the Provincial 100 Club took place at the Festive board of St Laurence Lodge on Monday 14th.

The winners are:

No 43 Philip Bennett  Eaton Lodge No 977 £10
No 8 Richard Green Malvern Priory Lodge No 1351 £10
No 51 Michael Pickett Godson Lodge No  330 £10