£2500 RAISED FOR
RMBI Festival Committee chairman John Boyington CBE and Area Two apgm John Gledhill were guests at The Haven breast cancer support centre at The Gateway, Leeds.
The cancer charity and our 2017 RMBI Festival are beneficiaries from a Tow Path Trek in the Colne Valley earlier this year when 70 Freemasons, family and friends including seven dogs, raised £2510 in sponsorship.
Colne Valley Lodge member Raymond Lodge and his wife, Janice, organised the walk, totalling five miles, along the canal towpath from Slaithwaite to Marsden, and back, along with Area Two charity chairman Alan Elstone and his wife, Pam.
At The Haven this week Assistant Provincial Grand Master designate John Boyington and Raymond handed over a cheque for £1255 and John Gledhill, who took part in the walk, presented a similar cheque to the festival chairman.
The Haven provides a wide range of therapies, emotional support and counselling for those affected by breast cancer and John Boyington said it was a privilege to see such inspirational services and he hoped that Freemasons could continue their support.
John Gledhill said he was delighted to be shown and appreciate the wonderful facilities at The Haven and he was pleased that one of Province’s many fund-raising activities had helped such a worthy cause supporting the community.
*A similar canal walk last year raised just over £2000 which was split between the Festival and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Picture: John Boyington, Deborah Horsman, Haven manager, John Gledhill, Raymond and Janice Lodge.