NMBF Summer BBQ 2023

Saturday 15th July 2023 was the third of our annual Social Events on behalf of the Northumberland Mark Benevolent Fund and was our traditional Summer BBQ Evening held at Shiremoor Masonic Hall. This consisted of the usual Raffle, Lotto, Whisky Draws and Fun Quiz along with the challenge of cooking your own bbq pack, which this year was done in the pouring rain!

A great time was had by all who attended, and the evening ended with a cheque for the magnificent sum of £800 being donated to The Friends of Scarbrough Court.

Scarbrough Court is operated by The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company and is part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation. It can support up to 58 residents and provides residential care, nursing care and residential dementia support to older Freemasons, their families, and people in the wider community. The level of care which each person receives depends on their individual needs and this is continuously monitored and reviewed to ensure each person receives the right level of care.

The Friends of Scarbrough Court is a group of volunteers made up of Freemasons from the three supporting Provinces of Northumberland, Durham and Cumberland and Westmorland. Together they work closely with Scarborough Court, supporting residents and staff by organising fundraising and events for different activities to help enhance the lives of the residents.

A great deal of hard work went into organising this very successful event and our grateful thanks go to our Mark Social team for all of their efforts along with thanks to Shiremoor Masonic Hall and it’s team for the use of the building and facilities.

Also, many thanks to all who attended to support the evening and to those who donated the raffle prizes. Without you we couldn’t make such marvellous donations to worthwhile organisations such as this.

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Northumberland and Berwick upon Tweed Lodge of  Royal Ark Mariners TI is the now current holder of the Travelling Sceptre from 3rd Ocober 2023

On Wednesday 28th February 2024 the Travelling Gavel was reclaimed by Whitley Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 788.   It’s there to be claimed!

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