TUDOR LODGE RECEIVES GRAND PATRON CERTIFICATE
FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL
The members of Tudor Lodge have donated £12,600, as at the end of April 2019, towards the 2019 Festival for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys achieving 126% of the Lodge target. The Lodge needed to donate 120% to receive Grand Patron status which they achieved in January 2019 when the Lodge was presented with a certificate of achievement. The Provincial Junior Grand Warden, W.Bro Bob Davis, is pictured with his escort, W.Bro Tim Bingle, ProvAGDC, and the Liaising Grand Officer for Tudor Lodge, W.Bro Tony Reffold PAGDC, presenting the certificate to the Lodge.
The Worshipful Master of Tudor Lodge, W.Bro Stuart Adams, together with the Lodge Charity Steward, W.Bro Robbie Biggs, received the certificate on behalf of the Lodge at the Tudor Installation meeting held on 9th January.
Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Trust
W.Bro Jay Patel, APGM, and W.Bro Chris Noble, ProvGCS, recently visited North Weald Airfield where the two Essex and Herts Air Ambulance aircraft are stationed. This followed a recent MCF grant made to the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) on behalf of Hertfordshire Provincial Grand Lodge.
They were shown around the station by Jane Gurney, CEO, and Natasha Robertson, fundraising manager, who explained about the work done by the staff and volunteers. "Understandably they are very proud of the new £6.5m state-of-the-art second aircraft which predominantly serves the Herts area," said Chris Noble. "They reminded us that the 27 Air Ambulance Trusts receive no Government funding and rely solely on public donations. They told us that without the support of Freemasons the service would suffer considerably."
The pilot showed them inside the helicopter and explained that the onboard computers could manage a perfect hover, in windy conditions, above an incident site, and advised that the four rotor blades alone cost £1.5m to replace. Unbelievably the Trust has had to recently invest in 'stab vets' at £400 each due to a rising incidence of verbal and physical abuse on the crews. Doctors and paramedics work on a three-year secondment from their hospital.
The EHAAT team has offered any interested Herts Lodge a brief presentation at a future Lodge meeting. Lodges should contact W.Bro Chris Noble via the Provincial Office for details.
W.BRO RUSS FENNER CONTINUES HIS SUPPORT
FOR PEACE HOSPICE CARE
Imperial Auto Services, in the guise of W.Bro Russ Fenner, has been thanked by Peace Hospice Care for his ongoing support as part of the Peace Business Partnership Scheme. Along with seven other local businesses, their annual membership covers 12 days of the Hospice Social Worker costs which ensures that patients go home with the right support in place for their ongoing needs and pays for eight syringe drivers to provide patients with continuous pain and symptom management relief.
TUDOR LODGE DONATES £500.00 TO THE NORTHUMBERLAND MASONIC DEMONSTRATION TEAM
Tudor Lodge hosted the The Northumberland Masonic Demonstration Team at Bushey Sports Club on Saturday 3rd November 2018 for a presentation of a 19th century Third Degree ceremony in full costume.