Lodge of Concord No. 6859
On Friday 6th October 2017 at the Installation meeting, Lodge of Concord No. 6859 became the fifth Lodge out of six at Queen Street East, Sunderland, to surpass 66% of the Durham 2021 Festival target.
In the Lodge room, the newly installed master, W Bro. William Telfer, handed over donations totalling £1100.00 to the AProvGM W Bro John David Watts, who was representing the RW Provincial Grand Master. At the festive board W Bro Watts spoke of how the Immediate Past Master, W Bro Gil Crossley Jnr, along with his wife Mrs. Nicky Crossley had raised over £1400.00 in sponsorship by running the Great North Run. The sponsorship money together with the donation given in the Lodge Room meant that the Lodge had now qualified to receive the Silver Festival Award. W Bro. Watts then asked the Lodge Charity Stewart, WBro David Dorward to come forward to accept his Silver lapel badge.