Brethren. Over 2000 members have taken sweetie tubes over the summer and others will collect theirs on the return to their lodge after the recess.
The Idea is to enjoy your sweeties and if you are able please return it to your Charity Steward with 20p pieces from your small change when it’s full. It’s a fun way of raising a little extra against your lodge target and for the Festival.
If Brethren take part each tube holds about £12.40 and if the brethren are UK tax payers this can be increased to £15.50 with gift aid.
As you can see it is a really simple and fun concept which could raise a serious amount of money for the Festival. For example if just 10 members of a lodge took part and we have about 175 lodges in our Province, this would have the effect of raising a staggering £27,125 including gift aid.
FAO of Charity Stewards – Please use the correct form (below)
You can download the simple collective gift aid form (below), to be completed by the Charity Steward or the Treasurer to account for the member’s donations to ensure the funds are credited to your lodge. I would suggest that you bank the proceeds and send one cheque made payable to “THE FREEMASONS GRAND CHARITY” and send this with the completed form to The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ. Please ensure your lodge name and number is clearly identified on the form this will ensure all monies will be allocated correctly.
As always many thanks for your ongoing support and help.
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