Gala in Gloucestershire marks end of charity Festival which raised over £1.5m

Thursday, 06 June 2013

Gloucestershire charity boost

Over a five-year period Gloucestershire masons supported an appeal by Provincial Grand Master Adrian Davies to raise £1m towards an endowment fund to support local charities.

A gala celebration was held to mark the end of the Festival attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, at which it was revealed that £1,594,272 was raised, which far exceeded the target figure and will rise to £1.6m. The total included £390,000 matched funding from the government’s Grassroots Grants endowment initiative, through the Province’s partnership with the Gloucestershire Community Foundation.

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