The Knights Templar 20 for 2020 Appeal on behalf of
Following the Grand Master’s announcement at the Great Priory of Malta meeting in November 2019, we are delighted to launch the Knights Templar 20 for 2020 appeal in support of the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group in this perfect vision year of 2020.
You will find details of how you can make your £20 donation on the Mark Masons’ Hall website, as well as from your Provincial Vice-Chancellors.
Before making your donation, there are some important points to note:
• Please make donations as individuals, not as a Preceptory or Province. This enables each donation to have Gift Aid added where applicable.
• On the PDF Forms, where you are asked to enter your Lodge/Chapter Name or No. this must be your Craft Lodge or Royal Arch Chapter, not your KT Preceptory.
• Electronic donations must be made to the MCF Relief Chest, No. KT2042020
• All cheques for this appeal must be made payable to “The Relief Chest Scheme” using the Single Donation Form, which already has the MCF Relief Chest, No. KT2042020 included on it.
• No donations for this appeal should be sent to Linda Read / Mark Masons’ Hall.
• Donations to this appeal will not be added to ‘Personal Donations’ listed in the KT Liber. This is a stand-alone appeal and only the total achieved by the appeal will be published.
• Each single donation of £20 will be recognised by the Great Priory of Knights Templar sending you a limited-edition Swift tie / lapel pin. If you desire more than one pin, please make an additional individual £20 donation. Please don’t make bulk donations in multiples of £20.
• Due to the current restrictions on postal services, Swift pins will not be posted until the Administration Staff are able to return to Mark Masons’ Hall. An email will be sent out advising you when postage has commenced.
Our Order’s support for the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group is very well established and we hope that, even in these unusual times, this one-off appeal will be embraced with typical enthusiasm.
The online donation page is here: http://everydayhero.co.uk/event/KT2042020
Additional information: KT_20for2020_Appeal_Trifold_Leaflet.pdf
Lauren Wilkinson, a First Aider for St John Ambulance who has been sponsored by the Durham Knights Templar, spent a valuable week discovering more about the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital and the fantastic work it continues to do in the community.
In July 2019, Lauren visited the Hospital in Jerusalem for eight days to learn about the day-to-day activities of the Hospital and the community it serves, from their Outreach Programme that visits remote villages to screen for eye diseases, to their laser therapy clinic, and even delivered a life support training session to the staff.
"I’m so grateful for this experience
working with the St John Eye Hospital.
The work they do is a huge inspiration
to me. I intend to harness the team’s
passion and commitment to clinical
excellence in my career moving forward."
St John Ambulance First Aider
You can read more about her journey and experiences in her article "Peace in Sight" here, or if you would like to read more about the St John Eye Hospital, the latest edition of Jerusalem Scene can be downloaded here.
We wish Lauren all the best and many thanks to Durham Knights Templar for their hard work in supporting worthwhile efforts like this.
R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton was Installed as Provincial Prior for West Yorkshire by the M.E. & S. Grand Master Paul Clement, G.C.T. at the Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Leeds on Saturday.
Great Seneschal V.H. & R.E.Kt. Andrew Rainbow; Grand Master M.E. & S.Kt. Paul Clement, G.C.T.; Provincial Prior R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton; Great Prelate The Rev'd Malcolm Lane, JP, K.C.T.
Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Headingley, Leeds was fully packed on Saturday, 26 October to support the Installation of R.E.Kt. Hearl Roger Lenton (formerly Deputy-in-charge) as the new Provincial Prior for the Province of West Yorkshire.
The twenty-four Preceptories of the Povince proudly paraded their respective banners (several representing Preceptories over two-hundred years old!) before the Grand Master, who then went on to Install R.E.Kt. Lenton as the Provincial Prior of West Yorkshire. The new Provincial Prior in turn Installed V.E.Kt. George Antony Ryder Wilkinson to be his Provincial Sub-Prior. It was a wonderful meeting followed by excellent festivities in a warm atmosphere.
We wish R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton, V.E.Kt. Tony Wilkinson and the Province of West Yorkshire our very best wishes for a prosperous future.