EAMBA Matched Funding Update

Brethren,
I am writing to update you on the charitable causes that have received match funding from the EAMBA. The following donations have been agreed:

  • Gild of Good Fellowship Mark: £250 to the Meadowgate Academy.
  • Lowestoft Mark: £250 to Topcats.
  • Mortimer RAM: £500 to Star Throwers.
  • Suthburgh Mark: £250 to My Wish.
  • Yare Valley Mark: £250 to the Stone Foundation.
  • Breckland Mark: £250 to the Air Training Corps, was enhanced by £701 (to pay for a year's vehicle tax and insurance on their minibus).
  • More are currently under consideration.

The Provincial Grand Master is most keen to promote this initiative and feels that the number of requests has been disappointingly low. The above success stories demonstrate the possibilities and, on his behalf, I urge you to consider making application for your lodge and chosen charity. The Trustees prefer to give money to fund specific projects, in whole or in part, rather than running costs; however each application will be considered on its merits.

It is likely that the Matching Grant scheme will be continued in 2020. Successful applications this year will not preclude a Lodge from making applications in following years but, again, not necessarily for the same charities.

Given the occasional vagaries of the email system, if you have already made an application which has not yet been approved, please contact Tom Auber direct and as soon as possible on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Yours fraternally

Tony Jacobs
Provincial Grand Charity Steward

The Mortimer Lodge of RAM No 687: STAR THROWERS

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Sometimes you just know that you’ve made the correct decision. Mortimer Lodge asked for matched funding from the East Anglian Mark Benevolent Association for “STAR THROWERS”, a charity which helps men and women who are suffering from cancer and the aftermath of diagnosis and treatment.

Such was the commitment and professionalism of the charity, the trustees agreed a grant of £500, and today we presented the team at Star Throwers with a cheque for £675. The Nurse immediately told us that this gift would enhance the work of the self funded centre. She also mentioned that they do not waste money, as most of their furniture came from donations or eBay, and they have a large pool of volunteers to provide a very extensive range of treatments and personal counselling.

We were also told that the charity will not turn anyone away having been asked for advice from all over the UK and overseas. As part of their presentation, we were introduced to a patient who uses the services of StarThrowers. It became apparent that she was the person she is because of the support, encouragement and friendship she received; powerful stuff!

A great local charity providing an immense benefit to the local community and beyond. Thank you Mortimer Lodge for supporting this charity and seeking extra support from the EAMBA.

Has your lodge asked us to support your chosen charity?