Garden Party 2015

Warm weather greeted more than 150 Masons, Friends and Family to Stanway House in Gloucestershire for a charitable fund-raising Garden Party hosted by Peter and Madeline Ross.

Peter is a member of St Egwin Mark Lodge and the current Worshipful Master of his Craft Lodge, The Elmley Castle Lodge, which also meets in Evesham.

Peter and Madeline chose The Acquired Aphasia Unit situated in Cheltenham Road, Evesham to benefit from the afternoons activities and the Chairman of the Trustees, Michael Gage, was present to congratulate and thank Peter and Madeline, together with everyone present, on a magnificent event and the amount of monies raised.

Peter and Madeline were assisted throughout the afternoon by their daughter Glynda and her partner Malcolm and Grand Children who ran the very popular Duck Racing. The ducks traveled underground from the Fountain Lake to the Lake in the Picnic Grounds through an underground passage.

The event raised just over £1,600 from various activities including a Raffle, many thanks to all those who donated prizes, the Duck Racing, a special mention here of Brian Mills who having won the prize money promptly donated it back to the charity.

The wonderful Hall of the main house was opened for viewing before the Magnificent Fountain raised the water a jaw dropping 300ft into the air.

With copious supplies of Scones, Madeline’s delicious home-made Strawberry Jam, clotted cream and wonderful home-made cakes, together with unlimited tea and coffee the afternoon was a roaring success.

Peter’s year to date has certainly been memorable. He has already been able to present more than £2,000 to local charities through his craft lodge thanks to Sunday’s event and the Lodges Asparagus Supper.

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