Reading Time: 2 minutes “Thanks go to the Brethren and Provinces for their continued generosity in helping those in the Caribbean in their time of distress. Ring-fenced donations via the Mark Benevolent Fund are now closed but you can still help by donating directly to the Shelterbox charity.” Darren Coleman – Charities Manager of The Mark Benevolent Fund
Reading Time: 2 minutes £18,000 Blood Bike named ‘Mark Master Mason’ was formally handed over by the President of the Mark Benevolent Fund in presence of PGMs Durham and Northumberland.
National Blood Bikes were represented by Kirsty Lawrence, Nigel Barlow Jerry Trowbridge and Graham Moor.
Blood Bikes is a charitable organisation established by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites and laboratories
Reading Time: 12 minutes To many Masons who do not know much about it, even to many Mark Master Masons who have not gone on to become Ark Mariners, the Royal Ark Mariner can seem to be just a quaint, short little degree about Noah’s Flood whose members wear rainbow coloured aprons. It may be attached to the Mark degree, but it is often dismissed as being of very little ritual significance.