Phil Ticks Off The Miles
Today should have seen a Band of Brothers heading south on one of the planned Festival 2021 events – the London to Paris Cycle ride. Lured in to take part, on the promise of a bucket of Moule and the chance of wearing Lycra, was our Past Provincial Grand Secretary, Phil Rann. Now for those of you who know Phil, DON’T PANIC – he was not intending to cycle on two wheels but instead was one of the nominated support drivers who were to guide the cyclists on their route, and return them to dear old “Blighty” at the end of their mission.
Sadly, the current travel and contact restrictions meant that this event has had to be postponed but Phil set himself a personal target, at the start of Lock-down, to walk the equivalent distance during his daily exercise. Accordingly, armed with a pedometer step counter app, a holiday haircut, and a daily buttered croissant, he started to tick off the miles and has now managed to achieve his goal with over 175 miles walked so far.
Hopefully the cycle ride will be rescheduled for some time in 2021 when we will all get a chance to see Phil sporting his Provincial Lycra gear!
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”