Andy & Nick – on yer bike!

Visiting all Suffolk Lodges during the RMBI Festival- by Cycle

TARGET ACHIEVED £20,000+!!!

Due to overwhelming support and generosity from the 70 Lodges visited the second target of £15,000 has now been easily beaten. The final visit to Sportsman’s Lodge completed the challenge raising over £20,000 (exact figure TBC) towards the Festival 2019.

THE CHALLENGE was set by W.Bro Andy Gentle from Priory Lodge to raise money for the RMBI Festival by cycling to a meeting of every Lodge in the Province of Suffolk, his peddling partner is Bro. Nick Moulton of Round Table Lodge of Suffolk. Neither Andy nor Nick are club cyclists and had not done any serious miles on pushbikes for many years before the challenge started. 

THE AIM is to raise money for the 2019 RMBI Festival. Whilst there are some long-term individual sponsors of the challenge, it has become usual for the Lodge being visited to make a collection or dedicate their raffle proceeds to the cause. The best thing is that every donation made also counts towards that Lodges Festival target.

THE TARGET was initially based on £100 from each Lodge, but with the great support received from all the Suffolk Lodges plus a couple of special events they have smashed the initial and second targets of £10,000 and £15,000, raising over £20,000.

VITAL SUPPORT: Andy required the support of many members of Suffolk Freemasonry but particularly the Brethren of his own Lodge Priory and friends and brothers from Stour Valley and Babergh who have kindly followed on and attended with him to bring his suit and regalia and then get him and his bike home.

THE CONFIRMED SCHEDULE:

No more visits – the challenge is complete!

Any brothers who are cyclists and would like to visit with the boys are most welcome, also, logistical support in the form of a lift back to Sudbury from any Lodge is always a help!

Updates of each visit will be posted below.

LATEST NEWS:
12th September 2018 – Grand Lodge at Queen Street, London – Last visit ending in style! – read more…
Final visit – 8 September 2018 – Sportsman’s Lodge – Hadleigh – read more…
21 July 2018 – Mildenhall 6292 – Mildenhall – read more…
16 July 2018 – Logistic 9804 – read more…
16 June 2018 – Lodge Faith 2438 – Ipswich – read more…
1 June 2018 – Provincial Grand Lodge at Holbrook – read more…
8 May 2018 – Lodge of Wisdom 9333 – Ipswich – read more…
27 April 2018 – East Point Millennium 9704 – Lowestoft – read more…
26 April 2018 – St Marys 3828 – Gt Yarmouth – read more…
24 April 2018 – Round Table Lodge 9276 – Ipswich – read more…
17 April 2018 – Southwold 9894 – Southwold – read more…
13 April 2018 – Martyn 1983 – Southwold – read more…
14 March 2018 – Doric Lodge 81 – Woodbridge Take Two! – read more…
12 March 2018 – Rotary 9306 – Framingham – read more…
13 December 2017 – Doric Lodge 81 – Woodbridge – read more…
8 December 2017 – Phoenix 516 – Stowmarket – read more…
24 November 2017 – Brett Valley 9479 – Hadleigh – read more…
8 November 2017 – Hartismere 1663 – Diss – read more…
25 October 2017 – Babergh Lodge 8122 – Sudbury – read more…
19 October 2017 – Orwell 6637 – Ipswich – read more…
11 October 2017 – Felix Lodge 2371 – Felixstowe – read more…
17 May 2017 – Visit to Solea Lodge – Bury St Edmunds – read more…
17 May 2017 – Visit to Seckford Lodge -Woodbridge – read more…
15 May 2017 – Visit to St Andrew’s Lodge – Great Yarmouth Take Two – read more…
8 May 2017 – Visit to Priory Lodge – Sudbury – read more…
4 May 2017 – Visit to Adair Lodge – Saxmundham – read more…
2 May 2017 – Visit to Prince of Wales Lodge – Ipswich – read more…
19 April 2017 – Visit to St Andrew’s Lodge – Great Yarmouth – read more…
6 April 2017 – Visit to Apollo Lodge – Beccles – read more…
30 March 2017 – Visit to Lodge of Unity – Lowestoft – read more…
15 March 2017 – Visit to Stradbroke Lodge – Lowestoft – read more…
1 March 2017 – Visit to The Lodge of Fidelity – Framlingham – read more…
24 February 2016 -Visit to Laconic Lodge – Ipswich – read more…
28 January 2017 – Visit to Caduceus Lodge – Bury St Edmunds – read more…
23 November 2016 – Visit to Felix United Service Lodge – Felixstowe – read more…
10 October 2016 – Visit to St Margarets Lodge – Lowestoft – read more…
12 September 2016 – Visit to Silver Abiff Lodge, Saxmundham – read more…
21st May 2016 – Visit to Silver Jubilee Lodge, Bungay – read more…
16th May 2016 – Visit to The Lodge of Prudence, Halesworth – read more…
22nd April 2016 – Visit to Countryside Lodge, Bury St Edmunds. – read more…
20th April 2016 – Visit to Perfect Friendship Lodge, Ipswich. – read more…
16th April 2016 – Visit to Old Framlinghamian’s Lodge, Framlingham. – read more…
12th April 2016 – Visit to Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge, Sudbury. – read more…
6th April 2016 – Visit to Orient Lodge, Lowestoft – read more…
31st March 2016 – Visit to Gippeswyk Lodge, Ipswich – read more…
1st March 2016 – Visit to Suffolk Installed Masters Lodge, Bury St Edmunds – read more…
8th January 2016 – Visit to Gainsborough Lodge, Sudbury – read more…
6th January 2016 – Visit to Composite Lodge, Ipswich – read more…
15th January 2016 – Visit to Ala Lodge, Stowmarket – read more…
18th December 2015 – Visit to Stour Valley, Sudbury – read more…
12th December 2015 – Visit to Culford Lodge, Bury St Edmunds – read more…
11th November 2015 – Visit to Virtue & Silence Lodge, Hadleigh – read more…
4th November 2015 – Visit to Languard Lodge, Felixstowe – read more…
12th June 2015 – Visit to PJK Lodge, Ipswich- read more…
10th June 2015 – Visit to St Lukes Lodge, Ipswich- read more…
8th June 2015 – Visit to Corinthian Lodge, Ipswich- read more…
1st June 2015 – Visit to Abbot Baldwin Lodge, Bury St Edmunds- read more…
1st May 2015 – Visit to Dawn Lodge, Lowestoft – read more…
9th April 2015 – Visit to Abbey Lodge, Bury St Edmunds – read more…
2nd April 2015 – Visit to Colneis Lodge, Felixstowe – read more…
23rd March 2015 – Visit to Bosmere Lodge, Stowmarket – read more…
5th March 2015 – Visit to British Union Lodge, Ipswich – read more…
10th February 2015 – Visit to Ionic Lodge, Ipswich – read more…
21st October 2014 – Visit to Court Knoll Lodge, Boxford – read more…
10th October 2014 – Visit to Christchurch Lodge, Ipswich – read more…
22nd September 2014 – Visit to Coppersfield Lodge, Gorleston – read more…
9th September 2014 – Visit to Magi Lodge, Lowestoft – read more…
3rd September 2014 – Visit to Waveney Lodge – read more…
12th June 2014 – Visit to Selig Lodge – read more…
6th June 2014 – Visit to Perfect Amity Lodge – read more…
27th March 2014 – Visit to Royal St Edmunds Lodge – read more…
18th March 2014 – Visit to Magna Carta Lodge – read more…
11th March 2014 – Visit to Royal Clarence Lodge – read more…

LATEST STATUS:

Miles to date: 2260
Lodges visited: 71
Lodges to go: None!

The Total Money Raised from Lodge visits and personal donations is £21659! A very big Thank You to all the Lodges and Brethren who contributed and supported us.

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RMBI article on the fundraising effort