ISSUE 12, January 2005

Editorial
Kitchener of Khartoum: Mason extraordinary
Travel: Where east meets west
Veteran Honoured: Old soldier remembered
Royal Masonic Family: The Six Masonic Sons of George III, Part 1
Supreme Grand Chapter: Speech of the Pro First Grand Principal and, Report of the Committee of General Purposes
  Quarterly Communication: Address of the Pro Grand Master and, Report of the Board of General Purposes
Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London: London's first consecration
Soccer: Man in the Middle
Wales: Joseph Parry - flawed genius?
Library & Museum: Donations gather pace
Education: Dates for your diary and, Planning a 'white table' and, Looking to the future and, Time marches on
Grand Charity: General meeting and non-Masonic grant list
Masonic Charities: Reports from the four main charities
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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The dignitaries are escorted in at the East Lancashire Province Festival for the Grand Charity
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`Contact a Family' has benefitted from non-Masonic grants


Photograph: Contact a Family


Crossroads Association 125,000 over 3 years
A grant to enable the Crossroads Association develop a regional focus and support local Crossroads for Carers Schemes with advice and training.

The Youth Cancer Trust 10,000
A grant to sponsor holidays in Bournemouth for young people with cancer to enable them to meet in groups, or to holiday with friends.


Youth Opportunities

Tall Ships Youth Trust 50,000 over 2 years
A grant for "The Grand Charity Turning Corners Initiative" which will enable 210 disadvantaged young people to undertake a tall ship voyage.

Cruse Bereavement Care 60,000 over 3 years
A grant to help young people who have been bereaved through a specific website supported by a youth involvement project worker.


Religious Buildings and Miscellaneous

St. Mary's Priory Church, Monmouthshire 5,000

Dic Evans Memorial 2,643


Emergency Grants

The President has authorised an Emergency Grant of 3,352.33 (Euros 5,000) to the Grand Lodge of Spain to assist victims of the train bombing in Madrid.


General Matters

Legacies and Bequests

Since the last report, the Grand Charity has received the following legacies of 1,000 or more:
     Mrs Mary Jones (112,193.36)
     Bro Ernest Trotter (58,476.06)
     Bro Arthur George Shaw (15,000)
     Bro Peter Allen (6,000)
     Bro Percy Ronald Atkins (5,000)

On behalf of the Grand Charity, the Council expresses its grateful thanks to all those who provide legacies to the Grand Charity.


East Lancashire Festival 2004

The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire's Festival for the Grand Charity held on 30 June 2004 at the Reebok Stadium, Horwich, Bolton, raised 4,013,898. The Council is grateful to RW Bro Peter Walthall, Provincial Grand Master for East Lancashire, the members of his Province and the many others who contributed to the Festival, for their most generous support.


Wiltshire Festival 2005

The 20th Annual Festival to be held on behalf of the Grand Charity will take place at Salisbury Racecourse on Saturday, 18 June 2005. The Festival President will be the Provincial Grand Master for Wiltshire. Details may be obtained from the Festival Committee Secretary, W Bro Ray Crockett, 11 Fortunes Field, Broad Hinton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9PW. (Tel: 01793 731252).


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