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:
|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.