On Friday 7th July the Assistant ProvGM W Bro Clinton Leeks entertained 50 Ferryhill Installed Masters at their annual dinner with stories of his experience in Hong Kong and his time working for Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, KG, CH, PC is a British politician who was the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1997, and the British Government.
The evening took place to raise funds for local Charities, the chosen charity this year is “Evergreen Primary School” which is a special needs school based in Bishop Auckland, who cater for pupils aged between 2 – 11 yrs. old with severe, profound, moderate, complex learning difficulties and ASC. They are trying to raise funds to redevelop the Soft-play room.
Leanne Daniels teacher at Evergreen Primary School and also works at Ferryhill Masonic Hall assisting the caterer at Lodge nights had asked all the Ferryhill Lodges to support the fundraising and all the Lodges – Craft, Royal Arch & Mark donated between £50 – £100 each, the Ferryhill Installed Masters Dinner also gave £650 with raffles and donations, so a total of £1,050 was given to the school for their appeal.
Representatives of the committee, along with Clinton went along to Evergreen Primary School on Tuesday 11th of July school to formally hand over the donations.
Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, KG, CH, PC is a British politician who was the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1997 and Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1992. He was made a life peer in 2005 and has been Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 2003.
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