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Dec 15
2016

Arnold earns £475 and wins immediate Provincial Promotion as ADC 3!

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The second Sunday in December saw 170 Mark Masons and their families attend the annual Carol Service devised by Mrs Denise Rawlins at Edgbaston Old Church.  The hospitality afforded by the Rev’d Nick Tucker and all at the church was outstanding and after great refreshment provided by W Bro Cedric Stiles and his team all left with expressions that ‘Christmas has now begun’.

The evening was also an opportunity to draw the raffle for the much travelled ‘Arnold’ the Bear who escorted W Bro Barrie Ratcliffe to all parts of the province, raffle tickets in hand. This raised the fantastic sum of £475 which has gone towards the Warwickshire Mark Benevolent Fund 2027 Festival.

 

2016 Warwickshire Mark Carol Service

Arnold was won by W Bro Andrew Armbrister, the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, who can be seen with Arnold and our Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro Roger Mac and W Bro Barrie Ratcliffe. Initial thoughts were that Arnold might join Andrew on the DC Team (he’s actually a bit taller than the current Deputy DC and ‘bears’ a remarkable resemblance!)  but on the way home Arnold expressed a wish to continue his charity work and is now going to the Down Syndrome support organisation ‘The Ups of Downs’ where he will help with their next fund raising event in February.