The Province of Nottinghamshire has launched its 2018 Festival Appeal in support of the RMTGB at a special event held in Nottingham on Sunday 22 April 2012.
An unforgettable afternoon at the Royal Concert Hall featured musical performances from the internationally renowned Cantamus Girls' Choir (Choir, background; Director Pamela Cook, right) and rising opera star Nicholas Sharratt (left).
Current RMTGB beneficiary Jasmine Elcock (centre), who has received financial support since her father was made redundant last year, sang at the concert and many other recent cases of support were highlighted throughout the event.
Following the musical performances, the Provincial Grand Master for Nottinghamshire, Robin K. Wilson formally announced the beginning of the Appeal.
During the event, the RMTGB’s President and Chief Executive both delivered short speeches which explained the history and current work of Freemasonry's oldest charity to members of the Province and many members of the public who had also purchased tickets for the event.
During his speech, President Mike Woodcock, himself a Nottinghamshire Freemason, said:
The RMTGB’s work is so important and I know that Nottinghamshire Freemasons, who have an enviable record of charitable support, will help us maintain our proud record of having never turned away a child in need because of a lack of funds.
Members of the Province, together with their families, will be aiming to raise a total of £3m during the next six years and the Provincial Grand Master reported in his speech that great progress has already been made, with over £820,000 being raised before the formal Appeal had even been begun.
For further details about the Festival, including information about donating and fundraising, please visit www.nottinghamshiremasons.co.uk or www.rmtgb.org/2018
A selection of further photos of the concert can be found on our Facebook page.
(Photo credit: Paul Hancock)