Ernest Dixon Lodge No. 7856
Silver Award Presentation
At our last regular meeting before the summer recess, we once again had the pleasure to receive W Bro David Hanson, PGStB, on behalf of the Province of Durham’s 2021 Festival. W Bro David had the pleasing duty to present another (!) Certificate of Appreciation to Bro Anthony Benson.
Bro Anthony, who is a stalwart of Masonic charity, had already received recognition from raising a significant amount from a sponsored cycle ride from the Queen Street Masonic Temple in Sunderland to the Raby Gala. On this occasion, his second certificate was in thanks for running the Sunderland Half-Marathon in a very respectable time of 1 hour 41 minutes, being again sponsored by Freemasons and Non-Freemasons alike.
W Bro David also explained that in doing so, Bro Anthony had helped Ernest Dixon Lodge No.7856 achieve its Silver Award for funds raised in support of the Durham 2021 Festival, achieving 66% of the lodge target. For a small lodge, this is a great attainment in such a short space of time.
Pictured from right to left are Bro Anthony Benson, Senior Deacon, W Bro Tony Conlon, Charity Steward, W Bro Richard Davison, Worshipful Master and W Bro David Hanson.