2021 Festival

Let’s talk charity with Wenvoe 9038 Charity Steward John Lloyd

The Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W.Bro. Robert Payne met with the Charity Steward of Wenvoe Lodge No. 9038, W.Bro. John Lloyd, to talk charity.

Watch John discuss the first time he took office, what he enjoys most about the role, and how he has promoted and encouraged giving to the RMBI 2021 Festival.

Wenvoe Lodge has recently been awarded its GOLD award certificate by RW Bro Sir Paul Williams, Chair of the Festival.

Festival Cheer & Awards in Barry

Despite the challenges 2020 has presented the South Wales Province three Barry Lodges have been hard at work supporting our 2021 Festival Appeal in aid of the RMBI Care Co. So much so that a special presentation was made Monday 30th November in the “socially distanced temple” by RW.Bro Sir Paul Williams OBE DL, Junior Grand Warden, the Festival Chairman.

Wenvoe Lodge No.9038 led the way receiving not one but two awards. Under the watchful gaze of the Worshipful Master, W.Bro Kelvin Gill, W.Bro John Lloyd their Lodge Charity Steward received the SILVER “Pouch” Award having attained this some months ago. RW.Bro Paul then presented W.Bro Kelvin with a GOLD Award Certificate which they achieved more recently.

L-R: W.Bro. John Lloyd, W.Bro Kelvin Gill, RW.Bro. Sir Paul Williams

2021 Festival Area Structure Tree

If you want to find out more about the South Wales 2021 Festival in aid of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution your Area Chairman or Lodge Liaison Officer will be able to answer all your questions. Use this Area Structure Tree to identify your Lodge’s Liaison Officer and Area Chairman. You can also follow the 2021 Festival on Twitter @southwales2021 or find us on Facebook: facebook.com/southwales2021festival/.

Download a pdf of the 2021 Festival Area Structure

The last lap – 12 months to go – let’s do all we can to push back on the pandemic

Brethren, your response to the Festival has been tremendous and unflagging. I take this opportunity to thank all of the brethren for their personal generosity and wonderful team spirit in raising funds in so many enjoyable and imaginative ways. May I also thank Lodge Charity Stewards, who are the most crucial people in making any festival a success, and to the Liaison Officers, Area Chairs and my Festival Committee, who carry the huge administrative burden. My especial thanks to our Provincial Grand Master, Most Excellent Grand Superintendent and the Executive for their unstinting support and advice.

2021 Festival gold awards

As a Province, we can take pride in continuing to work hard and support our Provincial Grand Master in the aim of achieving £5m for the 2021 Festival. As we are aware the money raised will go directly to our first class Care Homes via the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI).

Swansea Masons raise £12,500 for the RMBI by cycling the length of Wales

On 22 June 2019, four Swansea Masons set out on gruelling 175-mile one-day ‘Home from Home’ ride from Llandudno to Porthcawl to raise funds for the 2021 festival in aid of the RMBI. The RMBI Care Co. is a charity which provides caring support for people in need of residential or nursing care, dementia support or limited sheltered accommodation, which it does via its network of 19 residential homes throughout the UK.

Home from Home Cycle Ride 22nd June 2019

Picture updates from the Home from Home, The Queen Elizabeth Court in Llandudno, North Wales to Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court, Porthcawl, South Wales. Approximately 175 miles with in excess of 10,000ft of accumulative climbing in one day.