Festival President, RWBro Jon Whitaker PGM
Festival Director, WBro Barrie Hewitt PSGD
Money raised will go to the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), which was formed in the year the last Festival ended by rolling the three existing national Masonic charities together. It is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country and provides about £20m annually that supports a wide number of charities, hospices, air ambulances and international disaster relief efforts as well as Freemasons and their families.
Out of this total the Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight last year received £766,623 for individual members and their families, plus a further £150,000 went to local charities and good causes.
“Since the launch there has been a very good response right across the Province to get behind the Festival Appeal. I am delighted that there is now a greater awareness of what the MCF is and how it can help us all and also how it assists the wider national and international community.”
Useful Pocket Guide for VOs, Lodge Masters, Charity Stewards and Almoners.
Available from your Area Festival Chairman.
The MCF 2027 Festival Toolkit is primarily intended for use by Lodge Charity Stewards, Treasurers Secretaries and Visiting Officers in promoting the Festival whist ensuring accurate information is disseminated.
|TK-01||Where do I get information about the Festival|
|TK-02||Persuading members to donate|
|TK-03||How to donate|
|TK-04||Setting up a RPP on line|
|TK-05||Setting up a RPP by paper|
|TK-06||Single donations by a member online|
|TK-07||Single donations by a member by paper|
|TK-08||Cheque presentation to a VIP|
|TK-09||How do I use Gift Aid Envelopes|
|TK-10||Transferring money from a Lodge Relief Chest to the Festival|
|TK-11||Sponsored events and donation considerations|
|TK-12||Jewels and other honorifics / lodge Awards|
|TK-13||What if things go wrong|
|Festival Secretary||WBro David Hilton MBE||David.Hilton@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|Provincial Charity Steward||WBro John Pearson||John.Pearson@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|North Central Area||W Bro Andi Parker||Andi.Parker@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|North East Area||W Bro Richard Lucas||Richard.Lucas@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|Solent Area||W Bro Ray Bezani||Ray.Bezani@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|South Central Area||W Bro Jim Renshaw||Jim.Renshaw@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|South East Area||W Bro Scott Clarke||Scott.Clarke@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|South West Area||W Bro Barry Hills||Barry.Hills@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|W Bro John Donoghue||John.Donoghue@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|W Bro Scott Clarke||Scott.Clarke@MCF2027Festival.co.uk|
|W Bro Peter Hill||Peter.Hill@MCF2027festival.co.uk|