Well, another fortnight has gone by and here I am again putting finger tips to the computer keyboard. I trust that you are continuing to keep safe and well, although I am aware that some of you are suffering, as I am kept up to date as to the welfare of many of you. It is not possible to look after you all personally but we do have a good bunch of Lodge Almoners doing fantastic jobs. Thank you to all of them for their unstinted efforts.
Hello to you all on a Saturday when many of us had been booked in for the 153rd Benevolent Fund Festival in Manchester to assist East Lancs celebrate their efforts. That is not to be, we await the announcement of the final total of their Fund Raising, which must have been curtailed due to the pandemic.
There has been a terrific fundraising event from the members of New Forest Mark Lodge No 611. Bro Lee Marsh completed 24 hours of golf, completing his challenge and raising nearly £3,000 for the mental health charity MIND.