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The Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight is delighted to take part in the MARK BENEVOLENT FUND CHARITY WALK 2017. A team of elite athletes is ready and waiting to meet the challenge by following ???The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk?? and cover the seven miles through four Royal Parks.

newhantslogoThe ???George?۪s Gems?۝ team honed to the very peak of physical perfection will comprise of R.W. Bro. George Deacon the Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Peter Lewis the Asst. Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Paul Adams the Provincial Senior Grand Warden, W.Bro. John Burrell the Provincial Grand Treasurer, W.Bro. Nigel Wilkinson the Provincial Grand Charity Steward and Bro. Michael Mulvaney P.Prov.Grand Standard Bearer.


You are all aware of the wonderful charitable work of the Mark Benevolent Fund carried out on your behalf internationally, nationally and locally. The current national flagship project is to provide up to 10 mobile chemotherapy units for the ???Hope for Tomorrow?۝ charity. Locally you will be aware of the support given to the Smile Support and Care Centre at Waterlooville which was opened by our Grand Master, Prince Michael of Kent. Internationally the support given to victims of disasters is well known.


Your individual support for the Mark Benevolent Fund has been outstanding in recent years and any sponsorship you can give to the Team will be gratefully received. Please click on the ???DONATE?۝ button below and make sure you gift aid it. Any donation of ??10.00 and upwards will count towards your own honorifics and patronage of the Fund and our 2026 Festival. Lodges can also donate and again it will count towards patronage, honorifics and the 2026 Festival.


A Message from the Provincial Grand Master
Brethren and friends of the Province of Hampshire & Isle of Wight, once again we are putting on our walking shoes , carrying first aid and blister plasters for a Charity walk in aid of the Mark Benevolent Fund, all proceeds will go towards our 2026 Festival.  I have been inundated with requests to join me in the ???Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk?۝ and so I have selected by rigorous training and athleticism , W. Bro Peter Lewis Asst PGM, W.Bro Paul Adams. Prov GSW, W.Bro John Burrell. Prov G. Treasurer, W,Bro Nigel Wilkinson. Provincial Grand Charity Steward. & Bro Michael Mulvaney P.Prov Grand Standard Bearer.


At our last fund raising appeal, I asked the Mark Lodges to donate ??50 each Lodge and for ??30 for RAM Lodges with personal donations always welcome. I would ask you all to give generously to this very Worth Benevolent fund which has helped so many sick people and brought much comfort to the suffering of others.  I know you will all give your support by sponsoring this Charity Walk and I thank you all in anticipation.

How to donate 

Individuals:

It's easy to donate, simply and securely, by visiting https://mbfwalk.org.uk/index.php/donate/full-list/mark-province-of-hampshire-isle-of-wight

  • Fill in your Name and MMH Number (if known)
  • If you are a UK tax payer tick the Gift Aid Yes Box ??? it will add another 25% to your donation
  • Ensure in the Festival Allocation box you select Hampshire & Isle of Wight
  • Under Patronage Donation tick the Yes box for all donations of ??10.00 and upwards.
  • Fill in your Lodge Name and Number and most importantly your home address details adding a phone number and e-mail address
  • In the Donation Information section please enter the amount you wish to donate and please note any amount of ??10.00 and over will count towards your own personal MBF patronage and honourifics.
  • Finally enter your payment details. Please be assured that this site is 100% secure .

Lodges:

It's easy to donate, simply and securely, by visiting https://mbfwalk.org.uk/index.php/donate/full-list/mark-province-of-hampshire-isle-of-wight

  • Under Patronage Donation tick the Yes box for all donations of ??10.00 and upwards.
  • Fill in your Lodge Name (make it clear it?۪s Mark or RAM) and Number
  • Ensure in the Festival Allocation box you select Hampshire & Isle of Wight
  • In the Donation Information section please enter the amount the Lodge wishes to donate and please note any amount of ??10.00 and over will count towards the Lodge?۪s MBF patronage and honourifics.
  • Finally enter the Lodge?۪s payment details. Please be assured that this site is 100% secure .

 

Once again many thanks in advance for your support of the Mark Benevolent Fund.

Nigel Wilkinson
Provincial Grand Charity Steward