Charity Giving Day
On Sunday 17th May 2020, the Cornwall Masonic Charitable Foundations (CMCF) should have been holding their annual Charity Giving Day. Regrettably due to the COVID-19 emergency this special event has been cancelled.
Those attending, at the magnificent King Arthur’s Hall Tintagel, would have seen over 45 Charities receive donations from the CMCF, presented by our Provincial Grand Master Stephen Pearn, as well as donations from over 20 Cornish Lodges and their representatives.
In 2019 the amount donated on this wonderful and humbling day was over £61,000, and this year the total amount would have been similar.
During these unprecedented times, Charities and good causes throughout Cornwall and beyond are all struggling, seeing their fundraising activities halted and income slowing down. Over the past weeks the CMCF has tried to assist the Charities who were due to receive their donations at the event by distributing the donation quickly.
As Provincial Grand Charity Steward it is humbling to assist with the presentation of donations to so many good causes and Charities and we hope to be able to hold our annual presentation day again at Tintagel on Sunday 16th May, 2021.
So much work had already taken place for the 2020 event and since the cancellation to get the donations distributed. Special thanks to Mr Ian Henwood for undertaking most of this work.
Charity Giving Day 2019.