NMRC Charity Talk
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A huge ‘thank you’ to the Northumberland Masonic Rugby Club (NMRC) for their support again at the annual 2CC Charity Talk held on Friday 17th October 2014 at Byker Masonic Hall. Once again the members presented cheques to Byker Masonic Hall's two chosen charities for 2014, namely The Percy Hedley Foundation and Bright Red. Since the Rugby Club's formation in 2011, these fine rugby playing Masonic brethren have donated £1000's to charity.

Likewise a big ‘thank you’ to the Durham Masonic Rugby Club for their support, attendance and cheques given on the evening. The Durham lads can be equally proud of their charitable deeds because they also helping give £1,000's since their formation including the Air Ambulance.

With pride the Northumberland and Durham brethren displayed the Mark Wright Trophy on the evening, celebrating the fine England Masonic win against our Scottish rugby playing brethren. Once again the event was for charity, helping raise over £1600 for Prostate Cancer Scotland and the Mark Wright Project.

There was also a very nice story off the back of this wonderful night in the same building.

A visiting brother, Andy Heslop who was attending Newcastle No. 24 Lodge meeting in the next room noticed the Mark Wright Trophy and asked about it and how the trophy was here at the Hall. It turned out that he knew Mark Wright from the 3 Para and was also serving during Herrick 4 in 2006 when Mark sadly lost his life. Brother Andy was incredibly proud of those involved in the Mark Wright Project and delighted to hear about the recent Scotland verses England Masonic match and the money raised to such worthy charities. Andy asked if he could have a picture with the Trophy and so you can see proud indeed.

Well done to one and all.

 

United Grand Lodge of England