A five-year fundraising appeal has been launched by Freemasons from the Province of Worcestershire. The Worcestershire 2022 Festival Appeal aims to raise £2,022,000 to support the life-changing work of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
A dinner and dance event was held to celebrate the launch of the 2022 Festival Appeal. Nearly 700 Freemasons and guests were entertained throughout the evening with fireworks, rainbow confetti and a performance from Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Jasmine Elcock, accompanied by Jon Scott and his band.
Speaking at the event, Worcestershire Provincial Grand Master Robert Vaughan, announced that over £320,000 has already been raised for the Foundation thanks to the generosity of Worcestershire Freemasons. He introduced a short video which illustrated how their donations make a huge difference to the individuals, families and charities the Foundation supports.
President of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, Richard Hone, stressed how the generosity of the Province will help thousands of people facing financial hardship, barriers to education and problems accessing health and care service. He thanked the significant contributions made by Lodges organising fundraising events and by those individuals making monthly donations to the Festival Appeal.
Assistant Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, Sir David Wootton was also present to support the launch of the 2022 Festival Appeal after delivering a presentation earlier in the day to the Worcestershire Installed Masters Lodge about Freemasonry in 2020.