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Somerset 2020 Festival

Somerset 2020 Festival

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LAUNCH: 2011

FESTIVAL EVENT: 2020

In support of the financial grants previously provided by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, the Somerset 2020 Festival Appeal officially launched in 2015.

The Province of Somerset seeks to raise £2.8 million during the five-year Festival Appeal.

Freemasons can become a Steward of the 2020 Festival by donating a minimum of £300 towards the Festival Appeal. Ladies may qualify to become Festival Stewards on making a minimum donation of £150.

Qualified Stewards may wish to become a Patron by donating a minimum of £1,000. This includes the £300 already donated to become a Steward.

For further information, please visit Somerset’s Provincial website.

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL

You can support the Somerset 2020 Festival by learning more about the Festival on the Provincial website or making a donation using a form you can request from your Charity Steward

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