Author: Richard Barnett

On a glorious summer’s evening, 30 friends and family attended a Car Treasure Hunt organised by Les Woodhouse of St Peter’s Lodge No.1330. The route was through the rolling hills of Northamptonshire and took in some beautiful villages and included many interesting locations and features.

There were 24 clues to find the answers to, and the teams had exactly 90 minutes to complete the course. When all teams had returned, a buffet was provided by Les and his wife Jean, which they had very kindly donated. Paul Milligan also gave up his evening to open up and run the bar. 

The winning team was a joint St Peter’s Lodge No.1330 and St Wilfrid’s Lodge No.8350 comprising Paul Simpson (Driver) and his wife Denise and Christopher Burt and his wife Beverley.

The evening raised £465 towards the Leicestershire & Rutland 2022 Festival and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

On Saturday 16th March 2019 Bro. Luke Clark and his wife Heather Clark organised a social bingo night at the Masonic Hall in Market Harborough on behalf of St. Peter’s Lodge No.1330. 

Brethren along with friends and family and fellow Bingo enthusiasts enjoyed a lively evening as numbers were called and prizes were won, all in support of the 2022 Festival. 

Such a simple yet effective idea entertained and excited the Bingo players and helped to raise £360 towards the 2022 Festival. Well Done and Thank You to everyone who came and supported the event which will no doubt be repeated in the near future.

St Peter’s Lodge No.1330 who meet at the Masonic Hall in Market Harborough have formed a social committee to organise fundraising events in aid of the 2022 Festival.  On the 9th February 2019, Mrs Heather Clark and her husband, Bro. Luke Clark helped to organise a Gin & Games night for friends and family of the Lodge, this consisted of tasting a number of hand-picked Gins and eating many kinds of cheeses and cold meats from a wonderful display laid out of all to enjoy. 

Fun was also had playing the carnival-themed games that included a Donkey Derby, raced by fellow members of the Lodge to raise extra money for the festival fund. 

The Masonic Hall at Market Harborough was the venue for this, the first of a number of social events planned to be held throughout this year. The Gin tasting was attended by 40 brethren, family and friends with concessions for non-drinkers and designated drivers, and of course, children went free of charge!

The next planned event is a bingo night, which is being scheduled for March of this year, with a challenge to beat the fantastic £400 raised by the Gin tasting evening. 

Well done & thank you to the Lodge, families & friends for supporting the event and the festival.

St Peter’s Lodge No.1330 presented a total of £2,950 to a range of charities at a social evening at Market Harborough Masonic Hall on Friday 10th March 2017.

The awards were presented by the Master of St Peter’s Lodge, Barry Peck and Past Master, Andy Moore. The Lodge had raised the money through various activities to support charities which they admire. A social evening where Lodge members, their families and friends enjoyed a few drinks and a home made buffet before awards were presented to five charities:

Midlands Air Ambulance – £1000.00

Marie Curie – £700.00

Lifelites – £500.00

Parkinson’s UK – £500.00

Market Harborough Sea Cadets – £250.00

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