In a message to the Province, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and MCF 2024 Festival Chairman, VWBro Charles Bennett, has announced that the festival has raised £1m in just over two-years since it was launched.

In his address, VWBro Charles stated:

We made a superb start after the Festival launch in March 2018, and it is a tremendous achievement to have reached £1m. This has been achieved through the hard work of many in Province, but of course it would not have happened without the extraordinary generosity of our membership. We are all proud to be supporting the fantastic work of the MCF in supporting Masonic families and the wider community.

We now go into the more difficult phase of the Festival in which we must keep-up the momentum. We have a target of £2.024m, which we are capable of comfortably exceeding. The current coronavirus situation introduces extra challenges for us, but I urge everyone to maintain your most generous support. We still have almost four years to go, and I’m sure we will have a great deal of fun as we progress towards and beyond our target.