Dogs For Good's Trust

Dogs For Goods Trust Fundraising Manager9

Dogs For Good's Trust Fundraising Manager, Anna Lawrence gave a rousing presentation and received a cheque for £13,446 at the London Provincial meeting at Freemasons' Hall last week.

Dr John Wright, RD, President of the Mark Benevolent Fund was accompanied by Mrs Judy Lawson, in presenting the funds for the new puppy, Lawson, named after R.W.Bro. Michael Lawson, P.G.S.W., long standing Trustee of the M.B.F. The Province of London gladly contributed £3,000 towards the 2 year training program.

St John Ambulance Handover in Wales

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On Saturday, 23 June 2018 the President of the Mark Benevolent Fund, the official charity of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, R.W.Bro. Dr John Wright, RD, P.G.S.W., handed over three ambulances and a treatment centre to H.R.H. The Duchess of Gloucester, GCVO, GCStJ, Commandant-in-Chief, St John Cymru – Wales. The vehicles were dedicated by the Archbishop of Cardiff.

The ceremony took place on The Green above Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff following their Annual Investiture Meeting and Centenary Service. The vehicles will give their service in the Mark Provinces of North Wales, South Wales, Dyfed and Monmouthshire.

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£30,000 gift will help save more lives at hospital

Mark Benevolent Fund cheque presentation to QA urology 2

A BUMPER £33,000 was donated to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust for special equipment for prostate cancer laser surgery — helping to save lives. The money, donated to the urology department at Queen Alexandra by the Mark Benevolent Fund, will modernise equipment which will help facilitate a quicker recovery time and leave patients only needing one operation in 10 years. The total £33,143 was raised by the Mark Benevolent Fund’s 40,000 members through various events. The fund has donated to hundreds of causes, including the earthquake in Nepal, and decided to offer the funds to the trust after deciding it was more than a worthy cause that would make a difference to lives.

John Bell, trustee, speaking at the cheque presentation, said: ‘Anything we can do to help provide the NHS with new equipment can only be a good thing both for the trust and the patients. ‘We do a lot of background enquiries before deciding who we are going to donate money to as to make sure it goes to the right kind of causes that will not lose the money and where it can be accounted for.

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