The Mark Benevolent Fund came into existence in 1868 and East Lancashire has received substantial sums from it over the years. The Fund receives its income principally via “Festivals” and each year a different province hosts the Mark Benevolent Fund Festival. East Lancashire will host its Festival in 2021 and this was announced at the Mark provincial Lodge on the 5th June 2013 by RWBro Keith Partington Schofield, Provincial Grand Master.

The 2021 Festival Committee comprises:

Chairman – John Smith

Vice Chairman – Fraser McCord

Fellowship Liaison – Mike Shaw

Secretary – Peter Lambert

Treasurer – David Rainsbury

Fund Raiser – Stephen Swinyard

I.T. & Web Manager – Lee Marsh

Sales – Paul Waring

Sales – Dennis Shiff

Member – Trevor Parvin

A Cascade of brethren is being developed to help organise a wide range of events which, it is hoped, will be of interest to the brethren of East Lancashire (and their families). The principle aim as outlined by our Provincial Grand Master is for a paradigm of Fun, Family and Friendship.

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