We've "Made it a Million"

Scottish Freemasons made history by presenting a cheque for more than £1 million to Prostate Scotland. It is the first time the Grand Lodge of Scotland, whose members are spread across the globe, has raised such a vast sum to be given to a single recipient.

The achievement comes after a fundraising appeal lasting an incredible 10 years, recently named the Make It a Million campaign.
 
The announcement was made this afternoon by the Grand Master Mason, Brother William Ramsay McGhee, at the Regular Communication in Freemasons Hall, Edinburgh. He said: 
“The main thrust of my report this afternoon is to inform you, officially, that you have made it a million. What an amazing achievement Brethren.
“Your creativity, ingenuity, effort,determination, and fortitude has made history. 
“For the first time you, the members of Grand Lodge, will hand over £1.125 million to a single organisation.
“The final cheque will be presented to Prostate Scotland at the Festival of St Andrew.
“Can I take this opportunity to record my personal sincere thanks for all you have done.
“I know that our Immediate Past Grand Master, Brother Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon who instigated the original initiative, Brother Joe Morrow, Chairman of the Benevolence and Care Committee and Brother Marcus Humphrey, past chairman of the Committee, would all wish me to say that collectively we are truly appreciative and grateful to you all.

“I would also like to say a special thank you to Mrs Dawn Oliff and her staff who have carried out an immense amount of administrative work in respect of the project.”

The Grand Lodge of Scotland embarked on the appeal to help increase awareness of prostate disease, its symptoms and the treatments available. The money was raised thanks to a collective effort by thousands of freemasons who devised a huge range of fund-raising initiatives. The most recent was a zip slide which contributed nearly £50,000 to the appeal.

 

Prostate Scotland have publicly acknowledged that the support of Scottish Freemasons, both in financial terms and by providing a platform for the distribution of information, has had a hugely positive impact on developing their work.

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