Chris Needs Our Support
Lincolnshire Freemason Chris Jones on New year’s Day set off from Skegness on an on an 18-month challenge to walk the entire coastline of Great Britain, in Aid of the #Lincs2025 Festival for the (Masonic Charitable Foundation).
Why’s he doing that? He is in no doubt that mental health counsellors at the MCF prevented him from taking his own life, and he wants to repay the favour by raising as much money as he can – with a nominal target of £100,000 – and to raise awareness within the Masonic community of the counsellors’ availability. As he says, ‘other people might need the same help I did’.
Read more of his story on our web site here: https://www.lincolnshirefreemasons.org/on-the-edge-freemason-chris-plans-round-britain-walk-to-raise-money-to-sustain-charitys-mental-health-work/
How you can help: There are several ways.
Through sponsorship: (there’s a link to his fundraising page below)
Walk with Chris: as he passes along our coastline in Durham
Overnight Accommodation: You or your business could provide overnight accommodation or a night’s B&B so he can dry clothes and write up his adventures
We are expecting Chris to reach Durham in around 3 weeks and have already begun a dialogue, it would be fantastic if we could give him a huge Durham welcome.
Our Coastal Masonic Halls could possibly provide respite and sustenance to aid him on his journey, why not invite him as a guest to your Lodge Meeting.
As his walk progresses, will be getting in touch providing his ETA in reaching our Province, scheduling individual stop off and stay overs etc.
On completion of the walk, he hopes to produce a book about his journeys – the walk and his return to mental health stability.
https://bit.ly/3Cg32Jo (done through the MCF)
Live on air:
From Saturday 7th January you’ll be able to listen to live interviews on Coastal Sound Radio, where DJ Tricky Ricky will be talking to Chris during his Tuesday and Saturday afternoon shows. To listen live click on the link above or ask Alexa ‘Play Coastal Sound Radio’.
If you can support Chris, contact The Provincial Communications Officer:
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”