As Nottinghamshire enters the final 12 months of its festival the team of Festival Stewards, Hall Coordinators and the Executive remain enthusiastic and dedicated to the task of raising money for young people who need our support. Throughout the year events have been taking place with one eye firmly on fundraising while having fun in the process.
Earlier this year a golf day at Sherwood Forest Golf Club was well supported, raising £1000. The winning team, the Collis Cowboys received prize and trophy from Festival Director, Peter Gregory.
Local artist and Freemason, David Fielding, kindly donated 100 of his pictures in support of the festival and local charities in early June and an auction was held at Worksop Masonic Hall in the north of the province. A further £1000 was raised for the festival total with the evening being concluded with supper and live music.
Coming up in Nottinghamshire
On the 30 September the Duke of Portland Lodge No 2017 will host an alternative Tercentenary Ball in Nottingham. The event includes a drinks reception, dinner and dancing and will give Nottinghamshire Masons the chance to celebrate our tercentenary within their own Province. The event will raise money for the 2018 Festival, with each attendee having their share allocated to their individual lodge total.
The Nottinghamshire Festival Ladies Quiz Night will be held on the 14 October in Ravenshead, following their sell out event in February. Teams of up to eight people will be challenged by quiz master Mike Gyles while drinks are consumed and the participants are fed!
The Nottinghamshire Festival Ladies have designed and commissioned a beautiful tercentenary Christmas bauble for sale within the province. The decoration has been designed by local artist Kay Whitehead, the wife of W Bro Richard Whitehead and the