The MBF donated £10,542 to the Severn Freewheeler Blood Bike Group for a Skoda Yeti which was needed due to the increase in traffic due to the pandemic. The vehicle was named Amara, in memory of the late wife of R.W.Bro. John Gillo, Prov.G.M. for Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, whom they met at the hand-over the first vehicle donated by the Provincial Benevolent Fund. (Click 'read more' for further picture)
Our Grand Secretary has issued advice on the subject, briefly:
"In view of the current concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus – often referred to as Covid-19 – I would ask all our members to consider, very carefully, whether they should be attending meetings if they’re feeling unwell. This is particularly relevant if they are suffering from something that others may be at risk of catching."
Adrian Moss, Charity Steward of Stow RAM, was pleased to present £500 to Cotswold Friends, a charity in the north of the county that helps people attend hospital appointments when they are unable to make their own way.
See more about Cotswold Friends on their website by clicking their logo below . . .
(L>R: Dep Grand DC / PGM Warks / Asst Grand Master / Matthew Brown / PGM Worcs / PGM Staffs&Shrop / Past District GM New Zealand)
50 years in RAM. . . 100 years on planet earth. . . promotion to Past Grand Master Overseer. . . and a card from the Queen: Cricket-mad Rowly Kirk of No10 Mark and RAM has every right to smile!!
The MBF Annual Festival 2020 will be held at Maidstone Exhibition Hall, Kent Event Centre, Detling, nr. Maidstone, Kent on Saturday 13 June 2020. Target date for bookings is 31/12/2019 but please do book in sooner if at all possible. They already have around 500 booked to attend. Take a sneak peek at what is on offer with this YouTube link, and contact the DepProvGSecretary if you'd like to know more.
We are grateful to a brother at large who spotted our recently donated Skoda Yeti. The vehicle, recently handed over by the PGM to the Severn Freewheelers, complements MBF donations of life-saving blood bikes. Great to see our Provincial gift acknowledged on the side of this invaluable support vehicle.
At Provincial Grand Lodge a St Johns Ambulance was on hand displaying its status as 'Donated by the MBF' for our province - a permanent reminder of the application of our charitable funds.
The PGM in control of a trademark bloodbike, having just presented a brand new Skoda Yeti to the life-saving charity. The mayors of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford join him. Click here to see more pictures.