As with everything else in these strange times the funds flow for the 2023 Mark Benevolent Fund Festival have suffered significantly, and at the moment we have limited funds to forward to the MBF. It helps the MBF’s cash flow if it receives a steady income from the Festivals, and to encourage Provinces to pass funds over, the MBF credits the Province’s Festival with interest which increases the total amount raised at the end, and the interest rate is much better than the banks are offering.
If your lodge has funds that you are holding ready to help you qualify for the next Patron level can I ask you to let me have what funds you have, to enable me to send further donations to the MBF itself.
This can be done in two ways:
Bank Transfer :
Account Name : West Yorkshire Mark Benevolent Fund Festival
Account Number : 39859860
Sort Code : 30-93-91
Reference : Lodge Name & number
Cheque Post :
If you need any further information then please call me on 07711 948096
Ian Wolstencroft P.G.J.O