The 2018 150th Mark Benevolent Festival has come and gone. The countdown clock stopped on Saturday 7th July 2018. The party is over and the baton handed on to the Province of Sussex who will host the 151st Festival banquet on 6th July 2019 in Brighton. That's a short summary of what has been a tremendous effort on behalf of all Lincolnshire Mark and Royal Ark Mariners; their families and friends. The Festival weekend was a wonderful celebration and the culmination of many years of hard work by a lot of people. I thank everyone who took part, whether donating to the Festival or helping out at the numerous events that have been held.
I know that everyone who was at the Festival banquet on Saturday 7th July 2018 will never forget the moment when R.W. Bro Ryan Williams, the Grand Secretary, revealed the total raised for the 150th MBF Festival.
£853,023 is a staggering amount of money, raised over a short period of time and exceeds all expectations that anyone could have had when the Festival was officially launched in 2015.
Thank you to you all on behalf of the Lincolnshire 2018 Festival Committee.
Lincolnshire Festival Committee Chairman
LINCOLNSHIRE 2018 - THE FESTIVAL RESULTS
|Lincolnshire Mark Lodges||289,361||49,051||338,412|
|Lincolshire RAM Lodges||17,619||26,110||43,729|
|Provinces and Districts||346,857||4,194||351,051|
|Other Masonic Orders||18,049||18,049|
|Interest Credited to the festival from MMH||20,300||133||20,433|
|In addition to the published figures a further £79,734 has been received as below:|
|Lincolnshire Mark Lodges||49,051|
|Lincolnshire RAM Lodges||26,110|
|Other sundry donations||521|
|Making a grand total of||853,023|