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 that we may like to join them in a joint initiative. The Chairman of the Durham Mark Benevolent Fund and our Provincial Grand Master are keen to maintain and foster a close relationship with our friends in the North and readily agreed with the proposal. At a cost of £50 for each care home and therefore a total Durham contribution of £150, this has proved to be a most satisfactory project.