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Dark Skies Run Marathon

On Saturday 25th March Lyne Valentine (wife of our own Reece Valentine) completed the Dark Skies Run Marathon. The Marathon follows the stunning Lakeside trail as it snakes around Kielder Water in Northumberland. The Dark Skies environment ensures that this is not just a race but a great experience for the runners as they run under the night sky. 

Lyne not only completed the course but also finished as 1st Female in her class winning yet another trophy! Early indications are that Lyne has raised a fantastic sum of well over £1400 for the NMBF. 

All the Brethren in Northumberland would like to congratulate Lyne for her fantastic efforts.

Ye Mariners Book

The Royal Ark Mariners' AGM of the Provincial Grand Mark Lodge of Northumberland in April will see the launch of a book detailing the history of Royal Ark Mariners in Northumberland entitled 'Ye Mariners' and priced at £10 per copy.

The author of the book, W. Bro. Ian Brown PPJGW, has over many years collated the information supplied to him by lodge secretaries and has paid to have it printed.

All money raised from the sale of the book will go to the Northumberland Mark Benevolent Fund. If you wish to pre order your copy as presently only limited stocks are available, please contact Ian by e mail i.w.brown@btinternet.com

NMBF Donation to Barndale House School

The Northumberland Mark Benevolent Fund (NMBF) was proud and privileged to donate an iPad  Pro with a large format screen to Barndale House  School in Alnwick. 

Barndale House is a specialist school which provides dedicated help and support to up to 40 children at any one  time with a wide range of challenging difficulties. A brief tour of the school highlighted the great service that the school provides and PGM, Gordon;  DPGM, Stuart along with Tom Wingham,  WM of Amble Lodge of MMMS No 780 and W. Bro George Green took great pride in presenting the iPad to two pupils representing the school.

The Pledger Cup 2017

The Pledger Cup

Craft – Chapter vs Mark – Mariners
Arcot Hall Golf Club
Monday 22nd May 2017
Tee Reserved 13:30

The cost for golf and 2 course meal will be £36.00

John Hannon      will be Captain for the Craft Team
Stuart Cairns       will be Captain for the Mark Team

If you are available to play please contact Stuart: 
Tel: 07712161310