The 22nd January 2015 saw the launch, at Hendre Lodge, of The Provincial Grand Lodge of South Wales 2021 Festival, in aid of the RMBI. This is an opportunity for South Wales Masons to show how they are ‘Committed to Caring’, by supporting and assisting fellow Freemasons and their relatives in their time of need.

The Festival Committee has set us a challenging goal to raise £5 million over the next six years. However, this is not as daunting as it appears. If each of us, with our present membership numbers, contributes at least £500 over the Festival period, with Gift Aid Tax relief and other fundraising events this target is achievable.

By making a minimum donation of £500 you will receive a Festival Jewel and I urge and encourage you to wear it with pride. There are awards to recognise the achievement of Lodges, Bronze for an average of £500/member, Silver for an average of £800/member and Gold for an average of £1000/member.

The funds raised will enable the RMBI to continue their vital work in delivering the highest standards of care to over 1,000 residents in its Homes and continue to expand its range of services provided.

We are fortunate that in Porthcawl we have Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court right here on our doorstep and in Llandudno, North Wales, Queen Elizabeth Court each doing outstanding work to provide a happy and safe environment for residents and offering peace of mind by ensuring a home for life.

The South Wales 2021 Festival is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to give something back to this deserving cause and to show just how big a heart we really have by committing to helping the RMBI for the next six years.

The M.E. Grand Superintendent, Excellent Companion Gerald Rowbottom is lending his full support to the Festival Appeal, thus reaffirming the strong and enduring link between the Craft and Royal Arch Chapter. Other Orders in South Wales will also be as supportive and committed as they have been on previous occasions. I am grateful and delighted that they are in full support of The Provincial Grand Lodge of South Wales 2021 Festival, in aid of the RMBI.

Brethren WE can raise £5 million over the next six years but only if we act NOW and commit to a covenant. Please contact your Charity Steward today and show your commitment to this most worthy charity the RMBI.

Remember donations can be as little as £2/week – less than the cost of a pint of beer! I know I can count on your support.


Rt.W Bro Gareth Jones O.B.E.





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All donations will be credited to the Province of South Wales Festival Relief Chest (E0043).

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