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PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE
OF HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT
Highest ever amount raised for a Masonic Festival – over £7.7million!
The 2016 Festival in aid of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys came to a spectacular conclusion on Saturday 22nd October at the Bournemouth International Centre.
Over 700 brethren, wives, family and friends attended the sumptuous Gala Dinner, during which they were entertained by a variety of acts, including the Royal Marines Association Concert Band, the Southern Union Chorus and Jasmine Elcock of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ fame who was herself helped by the charity.
Jasmine, who is only 14 years old, performed two songs and received a standing ovation, after which she unveiled the final figure raised, which was £7,746,319. A record amount for any festival ever held!
Provincial Grand Master, Mike Wilks with singer Jasmine Elcock
Also present on the evening were many civic dignitaries, including the Deputy Lieutenants of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the Mayor of Bournemouth and the Chairman of New Forest District Council. The Assistant Grand Master, Sir David Wooton also attended the event.
October 2016


































































































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