As the Platinum Jubilee celebrations came to a close and we all reflect on what can only be described as a truly memorable four days, the work in Cheshire is just beginning
Cheshire Freemasons have pledged £70,000 to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee to make a lasting difference to a number of Charities. Chairman of the Cheshire Freemasons Charity (CFC), Dennis Talbot said 'I was delighted to make the announcement on behalf of all members. There was a real appetite to celebrate the Jubilee and what better way than by doing what we do so well, supporting charity. Members and Charities are welcome to make suggestions as to projects they feel we may be able to support by emailing Harry Wright the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, or via links on the Provincial website. In total we plan to give £10,000 to each of 7 charities'.
Senior Cheshire Freemason David Dyson said, 'I am very proud that we will be able to mark the Jubilee with such large donations and I look forward to hearing who the CFC board of trustees select as the chosen charities and more importantly, what impact the donations will have. I trust all members feel equally proud in the knowledge their donations continue to make a real difference to many people lives'.
In addition to the above, Cheshire Freemasons have already helped the Jubilee community project organised by Artistic Director of the Theatre in the Quarter, Matt Baker BEM. Matt says 'This is just a note to once again thank you very much for your financial investment in our community film project. After months of story gathering, teenagers meeting over 100 people who were children at the time of the coronation, script and song writing, casting, rehearsals, recording, filming and editing we now have a film ready to share widely,performed by a community company of all ages from Cheshire.
The film, entitled 'Our Jubilee' can be seen here https://vimeo.com/714721592
As an addition to the film, we are delighted to have been asked to perform the Anthem from the film live. Our first performance was as part of Cheshire’s Service of Celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Chester Cathedral Thursday 2 June and that evening as part of the Chester Civic Celebrations (the Lighting of the Beacon) at Chester Town Hall. It will also feature as part of the finale at the High Sheriff of Cheshire’s Jubilee Event Platinum Praise at Chester Cathedral on Friday 7 July. We hope you all enjoy the film and thank you once more'.