Jane Scarth House is the home of Romsey Cancer Support Centre. It offers practical and emotional suppprt to cancer sufferers, their family and friends.
On Thursday 8th November 2018 the Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, and accompanying Officers of Grand and Provincial Grand Rank attended Newport Masonic Centre on the Isle of Wight for the purpose of inaugurating a new Provincial Grand Master's Lodge of Instruction for the Mark Degree.
The Provincial Grand Master made an official visit to the Lodge on the 31st October to witness the installation of WBro Tony Green by the installing master WBro Tony Miller.
Many Hampshire & Isle of Wight Mark Masons will recall our support of the Hope For Tomorrow Charity over the last few years.
On Friday 22nd June 2018 the Provincial Grand Wardens from 2014/15, Paul Skelton and Malcolm Stevens, presented a cheque for £3,000.00 to SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) Blood Runners at the Fareham Masonic Centre. The money was donated by the Provincial Officers of the year to the “Wardens’ Swindle” during Paul and Malcolm’s year of office.
On the 23rd of May 2018 the Provincial Executive, together with VW Bro John Bell (trustee of the Mark Benevolent Fund) and Darren Coleman (Charity Co Ordinator), attended Queen Alexandra Hospital to present a cheque for £33,134 for the purchase of laser equipment for the Urology unit. This equipment will assist in providing less invasive treatment for Prostate Cancer.
On Monday the 5th of March, The Provincial Grand Master together with his Provincial Officers attended Portsdown Lodge of MMM No 739 on the occasion of the Banner Dedication. The Oration on this occasion was given by V.W.Bro. Brian Ridler in the absence of the Provincial Grand Chaplain who was caught up with the bad weather.
At Carnarvon Lodge No.804, V.W.Bro. Tom Sawyers PGMO received from the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Barrie Hewitt, his 50 year Certificate of long service in the Craft. He was a member of Portsdown Lodge 4356, Five Heads 8507, Havant 4689 and now Carnarvon 804.