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Enderby Lodge 5061 Presents cheque for £4000 to Prostaid

Saturday 22nd June 2019 – The WM, our amazing Charity Steward Bob Smith, the PGM, Jill Croshaw (the widow of a PM, WBro Robert Croshaw) and representatives from PROSTAID, with the cheque for £4,000 from Enderby Lodge 5061, a legacy from WBro Robert and the LRMCA.

A fantastic morning at Freemasons Hall, London Road, Leicester where over £28,000 was donated to local and national charities.

PROSTAID is an important local charity in the Province and to Enderby Lodge, especially as we lost our brother Robert only 4 years ago to prostate cancer.

One of our Masters charities this year, Sturge Weber UK is the one of the principal support groups for this rare condition.

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Kevin Parker (our Senior Deacon), is fundraising in aid of Dreamflight, by aiming to complete a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris in September this year (2019).

Kevin’s son Len (who has Sturge Weber syndrome), joined dreamflight and had the most amazing experience! Kev and Vicki want to do the same for another child and have set themselves the lofty target of raising £3,500, which is the average cost per child.

Once a year, 192 deserving children from all over the UK, accompanied by a team of medical carers, board a chartered Boeing 747 and head to Florida to spend 10 magical days of fun and excitement. Many children could not undertake such a trip without the support of the army of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and non-medical volunteers who care for the children 24 hours a day.

JustGiving linked to Kevs page

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Or, if you’re a Freemason, then if you contact our secretary, I’m sure we can find a way for you to contribute via our 2022 Festival appeal, to help your lodge and ours achieve our targets, plus the Gift Aid!

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Our Charity Steward, Wbro Bob Smith, receiving his 50 years in Freemasonry certificate from Wbro Steve Davidson, accompanied by our Worshipful Master, Andrew ‘Jock’ Keenan. The picture was taken in the Holmes Lodge room, after our April meeting had closed.

Guy Shephard winner winner chicken dinner

Enderby Lodge Golf Day Winner – Guy Shepherd

Guy holding the trophy in the clubhouse with the WM, Andrew ‘Jock’ Keenan.

It was the first time Guy had won the trophy, and his speech afterwards was a nice change to the usual meanderings of the Rumming brothers.

A brilliant day in the warm early summer at Cosby Golf Club, who offered an excellent course and a very nice meal in the clubhouse afterwards. Excellent hosts.

Jim Horton, proudly displaying his prize of a set of golf balls (no Wooden Spoon available), given in honour of receiving the lowest score of the day.

As we we playing Stableford rules, this is the opposite of what a good golfer aims for!

Spike Forster (behind Jim) can be seen apealing to the golf committee that he should have had the lowest score, but I believe Jim bought the larger round so he kept his prize?

Jim Horton beats me to Wooden Spoon

Bro Andrew Jock Keenan, Bro Michael Forster, and Bro Andrew Rathbone, avid rugby fanatics in their own right and member of Enderby Lodge have assisted in the formation of the Leicestershire & Rutland Rugby Team.  After months of planning, the day finally arrived when on a damp summers night at the end of August a group of Brethren from across the Province made history by turning up for the Leicestershire and Rutland Light Blues Rugby Club first training night in preparation for the season ahead.

The training session was organised by Director of Rugby Bro Andrew “Jock” Keenan (Enderby Lodge 5061) who commented “It was a great turn out especially with it being during the school holidays, the training session was very light in nature and really involved a ‘getting to know you’ session followed by a 45 minutes game of Rugby 7s which was enjoyed by all.  We want to encourage as many Brethren in the Province to get involved with this Rugby Club, so if you are interested please contact me.  It will be a great way of meeting new friends and players on a very social basis”. 

W Bro Daniel Quelch (Rothley Temple Lodge 7801) who is the Light Blues Rugby Club Secretary, also attended this training session, he commented “the Light Blues Rugby Club had been founded in April 2016 when a founding committee had been formed (see below), plans are now at an advanced stage with a formal application pending approval with the Leicestershire Rugby Union (“LRU”), we expect the club to be formally constituted early September 2016 well before our first game”. 

He went on to say “Everyone in the Light Blues Committee had contributed something in true Masonic spirit from seeking a ground to designing the new kit. W Bro Daniel also added that thanks really must go to the Vipers Rugby Club for making us so welcome and allowing this to be our home ground and for supporting our application for LRU Membership by Proposing us, this was seconded by Aylestone Athletic RFC.

Bro Samuel Harris ( Lodge and Number) Light Blues Rugby Chairman of confirmed “We’re currently trying to spread the message about Light Blues Rugby Club.  We are interested in encouranging both young and old masons to take part.  So please get in touch and get your boots polished ready for fun filled season with fixtures against locals side and other Provinces across the Country”.

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