Durham Mark supports the Salvation Army

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Durham Mark Benevolent Fund has recognised the wonderful work performed by the Salvation Army. This is most apparent at Christmas when the ‘Army’ provides shelter and a traditional lunch for the homeless. Equally important, they support those who are lonely … Continued

Mark Money Draw

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The 2020 Mark Money Draw in aid of the Durham Provincial Mark Benevolent Fund are provided below.  Congratulations to all the winners and a BIG thank you to all who supported the raffle.  The raffle raised over £2000 for the … Continued

Importance of Communication

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Recently, there have been numerous remarks about the importance of communication in our daily lives.  For those responsible for delivering our emergency services, clear communication is vital.  Support services include the ‘Blood Bikes’.  The volunteer run charity started here in … Continued

Volunteer Ambulance Drivers

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Phil Heaviside, a past master of Lodge of Progress saw an appeal for volunteer ambulance drivers on the Lodge Facebook page.  The sister of one of the members works for NE Ambulance service and had asked him to share it.  … Continued

PPE from the Mark

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How does the Mark become involved in the supply of PPE you may ask. Grand Lodge is supporting an initiative to provide Provinces, wishing to participate, with a reasonable supply of re-usable full-face visors for onward distribution to those in … Continued

Support for St John Ambulance

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We have probably all seen the appeal on TV by St John Ambulance which is struggling under the strain of the extra burden put on its resources by the Coronavirus pandemic.  This wonderful organisation always steps up when its vital … Continued

Durham gives neighbourly support

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The Province of Northumberland recently received a request for computer Firesticks for a group of care homes.  It transpired that of the 9 homes involved, 3 were in the Province of Durham.  The Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland therefore suggested … Continued