A Surrey Freemason will be donning his hiking boots and preparing to take part in the Nijmegen March this July
Spread over four days from 18th – 21st July 2017, W Bro Nigel Feltham will be taking part in the 101st International Four Day March in Nijmegen, Holland, for the fourth time.
During the four days, Nigel Feltham will be walking approximately 100 miles, alongside a total of 47,000 starters of this popular event. He will be joined by his friends Andrew Bignold and Cornish Freemason Michael Wierenga, who is also a member of Stoneleigh Coronation Chapter in Surrey and will be completing the walk for the ninth time.
Nigel Feltham commented: ‘The party and carnival atmosphere in the village every night is incredible, hundreds if not thousands of walkers sharing their experiences of the day. The last day is the best, with bands playing and people cheering; it’s a very emotional experience with a medal waiting for you at the finish line.’
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Ten members of King's College School Lodge No. 4257 will be taking part in an underwater cycle event to raise £5,000 for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI), as part of the Surrey 2019 Festival
Each of the team – most of whom have no scuba experience – will have to dive to the bottom of a 3.2 metre tank to sit on specially fixed bikes and pedal one mile each.
The event has been organised by the Lodge's Assistant Charity Steward Bro Mark Tuvey, with the assistance of the London School of Diving in Chiswick, where the event will take place on September 3rd 2017.
The money raised by this initiative will contribute to the overall £3.25 million target set by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey, of which just over half has already been raised.
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With fundraising for Surrey’s 2019 Festival in full swing, W Bro Steve Guzy of Ember Manor Lodge No. 4740 decided to look for a different way to raise money for the Festival appeal
The answer was a sponsored walk of 163km between the 11 major Masonic Centres in Surrey – to be completed in eight days.
On paper that might have seemed enough of a challenge, yet Steve is 62 and his co-walker, W Bro Roy Baker is 65! What hadn’t been foreseen was that the date for the walk would coincide with the hottest weather so far this year.
With challenging temperatures and difficult terrain facing them every day, the brethren strode through Surrey, discovering parts they didn’t know existed, with panache and plenty of water.
Having successfully completed their walk, the intrepid duo helped to raise over £1,000 for the Surrey Festival.