Dear Brother Charity Steward, The 2026 Festival Launch dinner and dance took place 7th Februrary at the Mercure Hotel Brands Hatch and was a great success.
The Provincial Grand Master presented a cheque for £300,000 to Richard Hone the President of the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) to launch the Festival, an incredible sum and the first tranche of money to be passed over to the MCF.
Can I thank you as a Charity Steward and all your members who have so far donated to the Festival. A great deal of energy has gone into the planning of the 2026 Festival, but the hard work of reaching our goal of £2,502,026 for West Kent Masons has only just begun.
I am sure with the future events planned and by every member taking out a Direct Debit to the Festival, we will be able to reach the target and with that total, help a great many people.
Please remember, if members set up Direct Debits of £10 per month or more over the 6 years of the Festival, they will be entitled to a Festival Jewel in recognition and appreciation of their commitment.

Kind regards
Roland Stokes