Sunday 15th August saw some 80 Brethren, Partners and Friends gather to enjoy a Pig Roast at the excellent new facility provided by Bro. Chris Mason and his wife Sandra at their premises near Ombersley.
This was the first occasion for the Lodge to meet socially in person, since the Sunday Lunch held on 16th March 2020.
Despite this, however, the Lodge held three On-Line Virtual Events to celebrate Trafalgar Night, Burns Night and the Triple Celebration of St. George’s Day, Shakespeare’s Birthday and the Launch of the Asparagus season.
The Worshipful Master, W. Bro. Ian Fothergill, in welcoming everybody, remarked on the exceptional achievement made by the Lodge in their Charity giving during the lockdown at these events, not forgetting firstly Bro. Martin Carver’s excellent efforts in raising £3,500 for the NHS, with his half marathons around the Worcestershire and Birmingham NHS Trust Hospitals; for which he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the MW The Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent; the £3,250 raised in support of Military Veterans and Reservists donated to PTSD Resolution UK and of course the £2,500 raised towards our 2022 Festival target. A total sum of £10,000.
He then stated that the proceeds of today’s magnificent Raffle, organised by W. Bro. Ian and Vikki Hart would be our final donation to PTSD Resolution. It resulted in obtaining a further £775. This means that the Lodge has been able to support 6+ individuals from within North Worcestershire to obtain the necessary treatment, which costs £650 per course.
It was a splendid day and we now look forward to our next Social Event, Sunday Lunch at Alderson House Warwick on Sunday 17th October and our first Regular Lodge Meeting, Trafalgar Night, on Friday 29th October.