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I’m a family man with a wife and two kids; Lucy who’s 12 and Hollie who’s nine. I’m also a keen photographer and cyclist, although not at the same time! I’ve been a freemason now for nine years. When we moved into our house, I found out our neighbour was a freemason – we went to several social functions with them, and my interest peaked, so I became a freemason myself.


My role in the Leicestershire & Rutland 2022 Festival is being part of the committee. I’ve been involved in lots of events raising money for the MCF and for the festival. Last year we cycled 300 miles around the province, down to London and back again. In total we raised just over £21,000! In March next year, we’ll be repeating our successful sportsman’s dinner event, and Phil Tufnell is going to be our guest speaker!


I support the MCF because I believe it’s the best and most efficient way to provide support to others. What I enjoy most about raising money for the MCF is the taking part and knowing that we’ve done something good for those that need it. It’s a feeling you can’t beat.

Richard, Leicester

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I’ve been a freemason for many years but had to retire some years ago because of my mobility. Following an operation to replace my knees, I contracted sepsis and I ended up having four emergency operations. The sepsis damaged my heart and I nearly died twice.   I’ve been left with only 15 degrees of…

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I moved from Africa to the UK in 1988, and settled in Harrow, North London. I started off in the corporate world working for the National Lottery, but then had a career break to have my two children. Once they were all grown up, I came and worked for The Freemasons’ Grand Charity as I…

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Well,  I’ve been with the masonic charities for over thirty years, having joined the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) back in 1988!   I come from a strong masonic family – my father and uncles were all keen freemasons. When the job came up it was advertised throughout the provinces, including my…

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