John Steps up to Challenge
John Thompson was so inspired by Captain Tom Moore and his steps around his garden to raise money for the NHS, that he set up a Facebook page to raise money for the Masonic Charitable Foundation, specifically their Masonic COVID19 Appeal and their promise to match fund anything donated. Being no stranger to a Fitbit step challenge the most he had ever done in a day was 40,000 when he completed the Great North Run in 2017. This time his aim was 60,000 steps in a day.
The run/walk step challenge commenced before 6am on Sunday 26th April and continued throughout the day until the magic 60,000 total was reached at 4.30pm. In a live Facebook video John announced that he had raised the magnificent total of over £2,000.00 and with fund matching and gift aid bringing that total over £5,000.00. John went on to thank everybody for their support in this challenge before taking a well earned rest and an early night
A brilliant achievement John.
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”