Presentation of "Mark Mason"

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On behalf of the Mark Benevolent Fund (MBF) it was my great pleasure to present to Service by Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV) Norfolk Blood Bikes a new Ford Motor Car at Gt Yarmouth Masonic Hall.

The sun was shining on the liveried car, escorted by three magnificent blood bikes and their drivers and riders. SERV had asked for this vehicle to replace an older and less reliable motor, and because blood and other human products cannot be transported on a motor bike when the temperature drops below 3 degrees, as such a car is vital to their voluntary work. If you would like to aid them in their work speak to W.Bro. Colin Farrington.

All of the vehicles driven by SERV are named, and it was fitting that ours is to be called “Mark Mason”, you will be able to see the car covering the county of Norfolk when it is called upon by the NHS. As I stated in my remarks we hope and pray that the driver travels safely to his destination and home again.

I was particularly pleased to have so many members of the Province and their partners together with a large contingent from SERV Norfolk attending this handover. We were able to welcome several gentlemen of the Press, so look out for print, radio, TV and on line editorial of the event.

I am most grateful to the MBF for their agreement to grant such a magnificent sum to enable this car to be purchased and liveried outright. The MBF was represented by R.W.Bro Peter Rollin an MBF Trustee.

It was a proud moment when I dedicated the car to the service of the Great Overseer of the Universe and hoped that it would support the very valuable service to our communities, providing comfort to the afflicted and distressed and safety to the drivers. I presented the keys of this new car to Colin Farrington, Chairman of SERV Norfolk and expressed a hope that “Mark Mason” becomes a valued member of the team,

The day was completed by a welcome cup of tea or coffee supplied by the Masonic Hall, we were even allowed biscuits; thank you all.

See also article in the Eastern Daily Press: CLICK HERE

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