Charity

Brentwood Half Marathon for TLC

Once again Sean Dowling & Chris Brown ran the Brentwood half marathon for TCL Appeal (Teddies for Loving Care).

They raised over £2,000 - Well done guys

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Essex 500 Ride Challenge


Victory Marine Lodge entered a team into the 2021 Essex 500 Ride Challenge with Paul Beecham and Ian Stevenson completing a total of 759 miles between Monday 25th and Sunday 31st January (during their permitted daily exercise during Covid restrictions).

The week saw some truly monumental cycling efforts across the Province as challengers battled it out to achieve the highest average mileage.

The winners, Benfleet Lodge 3798 had a £500 donation made on their behalf to The Priest Foundation.

The Priest Foundation works to improve the lives of people with mental health issues in Essex, a great cause that we all support.

 

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Victory Marine Lodge Digital Relief Chest L6160

The Lodge is pleased to be able to provide the digital assets for our L6160 – Victory Marine Lodge Relief Chest, provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF). The assets are unique to our Chest and allow donations to be made quickly and easily using a QR code via a mobile phone or tablet and via a unique URL https://gtap.uk/l6160 via the internet. Their use will reduce cash handling and also save our Treasurer a considerable amount of administrative work with all funds donated immediately and electronically attributed to our Chest.

The Relief Chest envelopes will continue to be available at Lodge meetings for those who prefer the traditional method of donating and whichever method you chose, please remember to add gift aid if you are able.

Our Charity Steward will continue to report in Open Lodge on the status of our Relief Chest each year following receipt of our annual statement from the MCF so that you can decide how the money raised should be distributed.

The assets included are:

Standalone donation PDF (please click here)
For attaching to emails and sending to members as a standalone asset that can encourage donations.

You will also see an On-boarding guide for Donors and links to Video guides for using Digital Donations (please click here).

Please contact our Charity Steward (Ian Stevenson) for Victory Marine Lodge 6160 Charity Information

(charity.steward.victory-marine-lodge-6160@masonic-website.org.uk)

 

 

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Our Charity Stewar, Ian Stevenson delivering personal protective equipment purchased by Essex Freemasons to local care homes during the Covid-19 Appeal in April 2020.

 

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On Sunday 15th March 2020, W.Bro Sean Dowling completed the Sportstiks Brentwood half-marathon, rasing £638.75 for Essex Festival 2022.

 

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In June 2019, W.Bro Ian Stevenson completed the Three Peaks Challenge, Rasing £602.50 for Essex Festival 2022.

 

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 Brother Marc Merrit presenting a cheque £400 from our charity funds to Ducklings Pre School towards the provision of furniture.

 

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Our IPM Jon Turner handing over a cheque of £500 to the Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps raised from his Ladies Weekend in September.

 

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APGM (W.Bro. Charles Elliot psgd) presenting VML Charity Steward (Ian Stevenson) & IPM (Jon Turner) our Grand Patron Certificate.

 

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Our Worshipful Master Jon Turner giving a donation of £500 to Worshipful Brother Laurie Bourne, Worshipful Master of Redbridge Lodge 7145 for their relief chest & Fest 2022. This was raised from the joint outing/raffel to tour Grand Lodge with family & friends.

 

 

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Thank you letter from Essex Boys & Girls Clubs to our Charity Steward Ian Stevenson & Victory Marine Lodge 6160 for the donation of £1000.

 

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Thank you letter from Havering MIND to our Charity Steward Ian Stevenson & Victory Marine Lodge 6160 for the donation of £1000.

 

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Our Worshipful Master Jon Turner giving a donation of £500 to Alex Gibson who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease 12 months ago & who has set up a charity "Challenging MND" for research into MND, a truly inspirational young local family man.

 

 

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Victory Marines Worshipful Master giving a donation of £1000 to Julia Turner CEO for Havering MIND a local charity that does fantastic work for the community.

 

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Sam Barrand completed the London Marathon in 6.5hrs & raised £3,730 for the Make a Wish Foundation.

She thanked eveyone for their donations & we're all really proud of her achievement.

 

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VML 6160 Have achieved Patron in March 2019 for Essex Festival 2022

 

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Our WM Sean Dowling handing over VML donation of £250 to Mary at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary 30.6.18.

 

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Our Charity Steward Ian Stevenson handing over VML donation of £300 to Julia Turner (Manager) at Havering Mind. 

 

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