It’s been a busy and rewarding year so far for Featherstone Lodge, No.7851 and its’ members, from being awarded the “Ruspini Award” for receiving Platinum Grand Patronage for Lodge support of The 2020 Festival, to one of its members being awarded the “Matt Rannamets” top fundraiser in this year’s Prostate Cancer Research Centre’s – Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge.
The Lodge also made donations of £500 to the Peter Hinkley Trust which helps and supports young children in the field of music, £400 to the Mustard Seed Trust in support of children with autism, £200 towards the Prostate Cancer Research Centre Charity, £200 towards the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity after a wife and daughter of two of the members completed the 26 mile South Downs hike between Eastbourne and Brighton and they still found time to Raise a Bro to the 2nd Degree.On the 14th May W Bro Michael Blake and Worshipful Master of Featherstone Lodge, attended Grand Lodge for the Middlesex AGM to receive the “Ruspini Award,” named after Bartholomew Ruspini ( 1728 – 1813 ) the Founder of the RMTGB from V W Bro Peter Baker the Pro Provincial Grand Master.
The award was for recognition of the Lodge achieving Platinum Grand Patronage for The 2020 Festival after donating more than £25,000.00.
Bro Stuart Scriven was selected along with another 19 recently made Middlesex Master Masons to parade into the Grand Temple at the AGM displaying their Lodge banners for all to see.
Bro Kevin Gold tackled the three tallest mountain peaks in Wales over the weekend of the 18th & 19th May climbing Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Bracons and Cadair Idris in mid Wales at 886m /2907ft and 893m /2929 respectively on the Saturday and Mount Snowdon at 1085m /3559ft on Sunday.
Raising over £1,700.00 towards the Prostate Cancer Research Center Charity, a charity which has benefited from continued Featherstone Lodge support for several years now emboldened by the vision of a future without prostate cancer. The charity’s mission is to increase survival rates, reduce mortality and improve quality of life for men with prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK:
• 80% of men have cancer cells in their prostate by the age of 80
• 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
• 45,000 diagnoses per year
• 12,000 deaths per year
• 40% of men diagnosed have life-threatening prostate cancer.
The Provincial Media Team congratulate Featherstone Lodge on these fine achievements which serve as a wonderful example to other Middlesex Masons.
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