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A Festive Festival Fundraiser

minster Decoration

 

The festive period of 2017 saw Minster Lodge No. 4663’s Charity Steward, Bro. Terry Ratcliffe launch the sale of The Minster Lodge Christmas Decoration, a Festival 2018 fundraiser that raised a fantastic £375, this donation further added to the tremendous effort the Brethren of Minster Lodge had already made by raising over £30,500 for the Festival Fund.

The decorations were made by Miss Waddington a local lady who runs a small online business using a heart shape design and blue ribbon, which was intended to represent the charity stewards collar and jewel.
When Miss Waddington discovered that the decorations would be used to raise funds for charity she insisted that she would not accept any payment whatsoever and would like to see all money raised being used to support Festival 2018, an act of generosity that was well received by the brethren of Minster Lodge and repaid with a bunch of flowers.