Staines St Mary’s Lodge, No. 6187 achieves Platinum Grand Patron status

Staines St Mary’s Lodge, No.6187 Charity Steward, Bro. Ray Blowers presents a cheque to W Bro John Briggs, Provincial Grand Charity Steward

At a recent meeting of Staines St Mary’s Lodge, No.6187, the Charity Steward, Bro Ray Blowers presented a cheque to W Bro John Briggs, the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, for £4,444.00, which means that the Lodge are now Platinum Grand Patrons of The 2020 Festival.

A truly remarkable achievement.

Ray works tirelessly to raise money for charity and organises an incredible number of events.

For example, these are just a few of the events over the last few years.

Sept 2015 – Dinner Night at The Red Lion Restaurant
Feb 2016 – Valentines Ball (Dinner and Cabaret) at The Runnymede Hotel
June 2016 – Sunday Lunch at The Runnymede Hotel
Aug 2016 – Dinner Night
March 2017 – Sunday Lunch at Great Fosters Hotel
April 2017 – Dinner Night at The Red Lion Restaurant
Aug 2017 – Sunday Lunch at Mama Mia
Nov 2017 – Dinner at Mama Mia
Feb 2018 – Lunch at Mama Mia
May 2018 – Dinner Night
Dec 2018 – Sunday Christmas Lunch at Bella Napoli Restaurant
Feb 2019 – Dinner Night at The Red Lion Restaurant

These events raised over £23,000.00

Ray and Staines St Mary’s have not only achieved Platinum Grand Patron, but also still support many, many local charities.

Ray thinks that a number of Lodges should try and work together and share events and functions, making it easier to get good numbers.

So why not have one last big push for The 2020 Festival and organise a dinner, or a lunch – not only will you raise money for a great charity, you will have great fun as well.

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