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RCC Transvaal Division makes a Donation to Nazareth House Orphanage

The Divisional Treasurer for the Red Cross of Constantine Division of Transvaal, Orange Free State and Northern Cape, P.Kt. Nic Benson, was pleased to visit Nazareth House which hosts an orphanage and a frailty care centre to present a cheque for 10,000 Rand (c. £550). This donation was warmly received as recently they were obliged to close the Hospice section due to a halt in subsidies.

Receiving the cheque is Sister Veronica.

Cheque for £2,000 Presented to Rick Wakeman for LifeLites Children's Charity

The Grand Sovereign, M.Ill.Kt. Graham Flight, G.C.C. accompanied by the Deputy Grand Sovereign, R.Ill. & E.Kt. Peter Hawken, MBE, G.C.C. and Charities Manager, W.Kt. Darren Coleman-Heald met with musical royalty at Freemasons’ Hall in London on behalf of the Grand Sovereign’s Care for Children Fund. He presented non-other than Rick Wakeman with a cheque for £2,000 towards his appeal for the Lifelites charity.

Through the magic of technology, Lifelites gives life-limited and disabled children in hospices, opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have had. They provide specialist entertainment and educational technology packages for young people to learn, play, be creative, control something for themselves and communicate - for as long as it is possible. They do this for 10,000 children at every baby and children's hospices across the British Isles. So, wherever you are, there will be a Lifelites project for children near you. 

Once again, the Worthy Knights of the Order have made a significant contribution to helping those less able than themselves. My thanks to you all for your ongoing support to the Grand Sovereign’s Care for Children Fund.

 

 

 

For more information, you can read more about the Grand Sovereign's Care for Children Fund or download an Application Form to help support causes like these.

V.Ill.Kt. George William Bristow Celebrates 50 years in the Red Cross of Constantine

V.Ill.Kt. George William Bristow P.G.H.Alm. celebrated having been Installed into the Red Cross of Constantine 50 years ago, on 30 January 1969 at a meeting of Heraclius Conclave, No. 404 on Thursday 31 January 2019.

During this time, George has been a founder member of 3 Conclaves and a joining member of another Conclave within the Division of Dorset and Wiltshire. He has taken the Chair several times and continues to be an active Member of the Order.

Sending you our best wishes from all at Mark Grand Lodge.

 

Photo (left-to-right): M.P.Kt. Laurie Brookes M.P.S. Heraclius Conclave, No. 404; V.Ill.Kt. George Bristow P.G.H.Alm.; R.Ill.Kt. Matthew Burt Intendant-General for Dorset & Wiltshire

V.Ill.Kt. Peter Ronald Shuker OBE PGH Chancellor 50 Year Certificate

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Peter Ronald Shuker was installed into Eboracum Conclave No 137 on 5th October 1968 and became Most Puissant Sovereign in 1977.

Having held Divisional Rank of Deputy Marshal, Peter was appointed Deputy Intendant General in 1993 at the same meeting that George Alfred Cooper was installed as the Intendant General and retained this position until 1996.

Peter’s Grand Rank appointments started with the rank of PG Prefect in 1984, PG Chamberlain in 1989 and finally Grand High Chancellor in 1996.

In his personal life, Peter qualified as a structural engineer working for Dorman Long on Teeside before moving into training and education achieving senior positions in higher education. This was recognised by the award of the OBE in 2002 which was presented to him by the Prince of Wales.

Following National service in the Army, he later served for thirty years in the Army Emergency Reserve and received the Territorial Decoration (TD) medal.

Peter received his 50 year certificate and jewel from the Intendant General, R.Ill.Kt. David John Roach, at the regular meeting of Eboracum Conclave on Saturday, 6 October 2018. There was a good turnout of members and Divisional Officers and the meeting was followed by a most enjoyable luncheon.

Rulers

M.Ill.Kt. Graham L. Flight, G.C.C.
Grand Sovereign

R.Ill. & Em.Kt. Peter Hawken, MBE, G.C.C.
Deputy Grand Sovereign

R.Ill. & Ven.Kt. The Revd Timothy J. N. L'Estrange, G.C.C.
Grand Eusebius

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