2021 Festival

He’s done it! Well done Gordon

Congratulations to Gordon Shumack on completing his virtual climb of Snowdon. The 500 flights of stairs have been completed, and whilst Gordon has aching hips and knees, he is delighted to have been able to play a small part in supporting the Province’s RMBI 2021 Festival.

Gordon has now raised £2,131! What a fantastic achievement.

“It is done I climbed the last 10 this morning and the view from the summit is a sunny and bright outlook for the RMBI.  I am very grateful for the support of my family and friends, brethren, lodges and everyone who has donated to a most deserving cause, thank you all.” Said Gordon on the completion or the climb

It is not too late to donate. If you would like to support Gordon and the 2021 Festival, please click the button below…


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Going, going, going … Gone! Freemasons hold an online charity auction

The Province of South Wales held its first virtual auction with the proceeds going to the RMBI 2021 Festival.

The virtual auction, which was the brainchild of W. Bro. Dr Akram Baig, was held on Friday 9 April 2021, with W. Bro. Phil Saunders as the auctioneer. It was attended online by 60 Brethren and their families.

With over 40 lots auctioned the evening successfully raised over £8,500 for the Festival.

RMBI 2021 Festival Big Week

A “Big Week” of events, starting Monday 30 August 2021 for the RMBI 2021 Festival is going ahead subject to coronavirus restrictions. The aim is to reinvigorate social activities amongst our Brethren and Companions in the Province, whilst raising money for the 2021 Festival in the process.



What is the “Big Week”?

What is the “Big Week”?

It’s an event that will happen the week of Monday 30 August 2021.  It’s hoped that every Lodge in the Province will take part and organise at least one event, or a variety of activities, for their families and friends. The emphasis is on having fun whilst raising awareness, funds and encouraging inclusion and participation, all within a COVID-safe environment resulting from the vaccine rollout. All proceeds raised by individual Lodges will be added to their total donated to the Festival cause.

What’s expected from Lodges?

Lodges can pretty much put on any event or activity that they choose, examples include:

Sporting events, whether it is golf, bowling, go-karting, cycling or any other sporting activity can become a great fundraiser.

Masonic centre-based activities, such as casino nights, quizzes, indoor sports, black tie events, open days, fetes and fayres as examples can get excellent support, especially when promoted effectively.

How do Lodges’ take part?

For further details please contact W. Bro. Phil Osborne by calling 07774203170 or e-mail philip.n.osborne@nullgmail.com

It’s also possible to arrange an event before or after the date if it’s more convenient for individual Lodges and Masonic centres. Just please make sure that all donations are submitted by the 14 September 2021 to be included in the final Lodge totals.

Grand National Sweepstake in aid of 2021 Festival

The Grand National Sweepstake
Saturday 10th April 2021

Licensed and operated to comply with the Gaming Commission rules.

Missing your Lodge or Chapter, and possibly the raffle at the festive board?
Here’s your chance to bet on the winner of the greatest steeple chase race in the world.
This race will be followed on television by some 500 million people worldwide, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
Tickets are £5 each and every 40 tickets will be grouped together to form a separate draw.
Every ticket will have an equal chance of winning.

Buy your Provincial merchandise, with proceeds going to the RMBI 2021 Festival

Brethren, do you have candidates waiting to join? Why not buy a package as a gift to present on their big night? Or why not simply treat yourself?


  • Provincial tie: £12.50
  • Provincial bow tie: £12.50
  • Stewards ties: £12.50
  • Hankies: £5.00
  • Cuff links: £15.00
  • Festival pens: £1.00

Package deal: Tie, hankie and pen only £16 for the set.

To purchase, call W. Bro. Phil Saunders on 07747 628663 and pay by card over the phone.