Mark Charity Walk - 6th May 2017

At the September Communication of Grand Lodge the Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master announced details of a sponsored walk to be held in May next year in support of the Mark Benevolent Fund – The Mark Charity Walk.

This will be the first ever single day charitable fund raising event for the Mark Benevolent Fund drawing upon volunteer participants from across the Provinces. Each Province is encouraged to field a team, led by the Provincial Grand Master, and supported by the Brethren through sponsorship.

Information Leaflet Walk Website Map of the Walk Sponsorship Form in Word Sponsorship Form in PDF Our Walk Website


Mark Benevolent Fund

149th Anniversary Festival
Saturday 8th July 2017
Trunkwell House, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading, RG72AT

The celebration of the 149th Anniversary of the Mark Benevolent Fund will be hosted by the Provincial Grand Master for Berkshire, Right Worshipful Brother Richard Oliver.

The summary of the Festival Weekend is as follows:

Friday, 7 July 2017
There will be a Dinner Dance with a Beatles tribute band at the Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham Court, Wokingham. The cost for this event will be £40.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Daytime: At your own leisure or an organised trip to Windsor Castle including the Castle, St. George’s Chapel and Queen Mary’s Dolls House. The cost will be £25 including entrance fees and coach transport.

Evening: The Festival Dinner will start with a drinks reception at 6.30 pm and dinner will be at 7.30 pm prompt. The cost of the evening will be £70 including return coach transport to one of the recommended hotels.

A number of brethren from the Province will be attending, including the Provincial Grand Master and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, and their wives, so if you want to join in the fun please reserve your places.

More information about the planned Festival Weekend including more details of the events, menu, recommended hotels, how to become a Festival Steward and a booking form can all be found and downloaded using the link below.

MBF News Letter MBF Berks Festival MBF Festival Badges Blood Bikes

The Trustees of the Mark Benevolent Fund have gone barking mad!

That's right! They have made a grant of £12,937 to the Dogs for Good charity to fund the 2 year training plan for a puppy to become a fully-fledged assistance dog for a child with physical disabilities. In 2004 the charity became the first in the UK to train assistance dogs for this purpose.

Assistance dogs can help build a level of independence and confidence in children by helping with practical tasks, such as:

* Retrieving dropped items

* Opening and closing doors

* Helping with dressing and undressing

* Helping with physiotherapy routines

The dog also offers unconditional love, becoming a friend who is always there for them, and a positive focus for the whole family.

A registered assistance dog provides an extension of the person's abilities, and is allowed by law to accompany their partner into public places such as shops, restaurants and also to travel on public transport.

The next intake of puppies is in March and we will keep you up to date with the progress of the MBF puppy at every opportunity.

Watch this video to find out more about the work of Dogs for Good>>>


MBF and St Johns Ambulance Partnership

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Introducing Suzie.pdf

Meet Suzie! Our Dogs for Good puppy.

 The MBF has donated £12,937 to fund a two year training program.

Find out more by clicking the attachments.