More memory making holidays possible for families coping with serious illness or bereavement

Miles Coverdale Lodge No. 5069 in the Province of Devonshire, raised £300 for Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN), a charity which provides free holidays to families who have seriously ill children, families who are recently bereaved and families who have a terminally ill parent.

The lodge hosted a unique Carol Concert in the underground chambers of Kents Cavern prehistoric caves, in the run up to Christmas 2015, when the forty-strong Yours in Harmony, an all-ladies close harmony cappella chorus, entertained the 80 guests to carols and favourite showcase songs. The audience was then led on a guided tour of the famous Torquay caves and enjoyed a candlelit sing-along.

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Nick Powe, owner of Kents Cavern and WM of Miles Coverdale said: “It’s been many years since we have put on a Carol concert in the caves. The event sold out and how nice it is to see the proceeds going to THHN, a local charity we support throughout the year with free cavern visits for families the THHN are helping. The event was a great success and Yours in Harmony are booked to return on 15th December this year.”

Luke Tillen, THHN Founder said: "I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all at the Miles Coverdale Lodge, for their incredible support of our charity, by hosting this very special and unique fundraising event! We were honoured to be the benefiting charity and we truly value and appreciate such support, that enables us to continue to provide families affected by serious illness and bereavement with free fun filled, memory making holidays."

Eva Larsen, responsible for promotions at Yours in Harmony said: “I am delighted that our choral group has yet again been able to support THHN with this underground event. We always enjoy singing in these caverns. The acoustics are exceptional and all the ladies are looking forward to returning in December.”

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George Adroit, charity steward for Miles Coverdale said: “The lodge is always keen to support local charities and on behalf of the members of Miles Coverdale, I am very pleased to present this cheque to such a good cause.”

Pictured in Kents Cavern: WBro. George Adroit (right) Charity Steward at Miles Coverdale Lodge 5069 presenting Luke Tillen from THHN with a cheque for £300, with WBro. Nick Powe (left), WM of 5069, and Eva Larsen from Yours in Harmony.  

Article written by WM WBro. Nick Powe
Miles Coverdale Lodge No. 5069

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Going Underground at Kents Cavern to raise money for charity

We are aiming to raise £1,000 for charity and good causes by holding an underground Christmas Carol and Showcase Songs event on 17th December 2015 in prehistoric caves at Kents Cavern in Torquay.

The event, also open to the public, will start at 6pm and will feature a sing-a-long through the candlelit caves with choir “Yours In Harmony”. Festive treats, mulled wine or hot chocolate will be served along the way. A raffle will also be held and even Santa has been invited to do the draw!

Please book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets cost £15 per person and are available online through the Kents Cavern website http://www.kents-cavern.co.uk/ or by telephone on 01803 215136

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W.Bros David Purdie & Peter Perryman 3rd place and a cheque for charity at Devon Masonic Golf Association

The Devon Masonic Golf Association's Autumn Meeting was held on Thursday 27 August 2015 at Stover Golf Club, Newton Abbot. 32 Brethren in total from North, East, South and West Devon enjoyed a day’s golf with a 2 course meal and prize presentation all in aid of Charity.

WBros David Purdie & Peter Perryman 3rd place and a cheque for charity at Devon Masonic Golf Association’s Autumn MeetingThe format for the day was a 4 ball better ball with ¾ handicap (Playing as Pairs). The changeable summer weather shone on the golfers during play making it a great day for all who took part. Twice a year on the 4th Thursday of May and August Masons from all over the Province of Devonshire are invited to play for the Vale of Haldon Bowl and Nigel Adkins Shield (Runner up) along with cheques made payable to their Lodge for Charity of their choosing.

There are also Charity cheques for 2nd / 3rd & 4th places. 3rd Place for 36 points / B9 countback went to W.Bros David Purdie & Peter Perryman from Miles Coverdale 5069. They were presented with a cheque for £50 which will be passed to our Charity Steward.

Congratulations to W.Bros David & Peter and thanks to everyone who put the day together including W.Bro Dennis Langmead , 251 & WM 9249 who recorder and checked all the returning score cards.

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Bro. Clive Astman to cycle 100km in aid of Rowcroft Hospice

Bro. Clive Astman will be cycling London Nightrider on 6th and 7th June as one of 10 volunteers to raise money for Rowcroft Hospice in South Devon.

WP 20150411 14 51 34 ProOptimisedClive said “London Nightrider is a unique event. Starting at 11pm, it’s a 100km moonlit cycle ride past London's iconic landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Royal Albert Hall, Olympic Park and London Eye with this year’s theme being film and music.  There will an estimated 3,500 cyclists taking part raising money for all different charities. 

The route I'm cycling is 100km starting at Crystal Palace in an anti-clockwise direction and finishing back at the same place. Miles Coverdale Lodge has kindly sponsored me for my participation and I'm massively thankful to them for their generous donation.”

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There is more about the event here - http://www.nightrider.org.uk/Nightrider__London.htm 
Bro. Clive’s fundraising page is here - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CliveAstman

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We're proud to support Antony’s Sahara Trek Challenge in aid of Hospiscare South West

Antony Jones trekking across the Sahara Desert Antony Jones, son of Bro. Ted Jones of Miles Coverdale Lodge No. 5069 has raised £2,000 by trekking across the Sahara Desert in aid of Hospiscare South West.

Antony said ''Some of the trekkers have had help and support from Hospiscare and went through some really tough times with terminally ill family that they shared with me.Having heard their experiences, and how well Hospiscare treated them, I can assure all that the money is really going to a worthwhile cause.''

The Hospiscare Sahara Trek Challenge raised more than £40,000 for the local Exeter charity.

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