After many months in the making on May 6th the ‘Warwickshire Bears’ finally had their opportunity to undertake an eight mile walk through the Royal Parks of London with the aim of raising monies for the Mark Benevolent Fund and having a good time.
The team was led by the Warwickshire Mark Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Phil Wills and he was ably supported by our Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey; next year’s Provincial Junior Grand Warden W Bro David Evans, who was accompanied by Linda Steele (who’s Grandfather was a Substitute Grand Master in Scotland!); the indomitable Assistant Director of Ceremonies W Bro Tony Ball; one of our great and committed Provincial Grand Stewards W Bro Gordon Ferguson and Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Andrew Armbrister.
The success of the event both in financial terms and as a feat of organisation is outstanding. The total donations were over £320,000. Warwickshire has done brilliantly well in support and will make donations of £15,000 all of which will be credited to our 2027 Festival.