On Saturday, Cumberland and Westmorland Freemasons marked the official launch of the 2027 festival with a most impressive cruise on lake Windermere.
The festival is a 5 year appeal that we do as Freemasons, to raise funds for the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF).
On the night, the Provincial Grand Master, Bill Bewley, launched the festival with a huge donation of £250,000 from Cumberland and Westmorland Benevolent Fund.
He said ‘many millions that’s are given away by our charities each year, is mostly the result of the individual generosity of Freemasons during Festivals like this one’.
Since 2016, the MCF has awarded support amounting to over £90 million – around £60,000 per day!
Its improved wellbeing for over 32,000 people directly, and worked with over 3000 charities, which is a fantastic achievement!
This is a fine example of the great work we do as Freemasons, and we all look forward to future fund raising events!