Festival 2018 Area Launches kicked off with the first one being held at St Saviourgate, York attended by representatives from most lodges in the York Area.
The Provincial Grand Master, as Festival President, received a number of cheques from lodges to get the evening under way in a great manner
Richard Douglas, Chief Executive of M.S.F., set the scene by explaining about the good work of the Masonic Samaritan Fund. This was backed up by the experiences of two recipients of support from MSF. Both Glynn Norman and Brian Everett were full of praise for the caring attitude of MSF, the ease of the application process and ongoing support.
Brethren and Ladies then enjoyed a most sociable supper where the conversation never ceased.