On the last two Sundays in July, the Freemasons of Middlesex and Hertfordshire made the most of the glorious sunshine with fun days for the whole family at the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth.
The Middlesex Grand Family Fete was on Sunday 17 July and raised funds for the Province’s 2020 Festival Appeal in support of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB), which is now part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
The Hertfordshire Family Fun Day took place on the following Sunday 24 July and raised funds for the 2019 Festival Appeal, also in support of the RMTGB.
There was something for everyone at the fun days including classic cars, fairground rides, dog agility demonstrations and marching band performances, as well as plenty to eat and drink. Freemasons, their families and people from the local community enjoyed a variety of stalls including raffles, tombolas and second hand regalia shops, all while raising funds and awareness for the work of Masonic charity.
Staff from the Masonic Charitable Foundation ran an entertaining and informative stall where visitors could pick up leaflets about the charity as well as play a human fruit machine or guess the location of buried treasure on a map for the chance to win a giant teddy bear or a Red Letter Day experience. All prizes were generously donated by suppliers Graphic Design House, Publicity Arts and Taylored Promotions.
Next year, the two Provinces plan to combine their efforts and hold a joint event at the Royal Masonic School.