Kynaston Lodge presents results of Elafonisos Raffle to 2023 Festival.

At Kynaston Lodge’s regular meeting on the 23rd January 2020, the Worshipful Master, WBro John Creek, was delighted to present two cheques from the Lodge to the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, WBro. Paul Gillingwater.

The first was an interim cheque for £2,000 resulting from the sale of raffle tickets from the Elafonisos raffle that the Lodge initiated and which has been adopted across the Province over the past few months.  The monies being an interim contribution as some remains to be collected.  The final total of the raffle ticket sales is expected to be in excess of £3,500.

The raffle was the brainchild of Bro. George Kontakos, the Lodge Junior Deacon, whose family own a hotel on the Greek island of Elafonisos just off the southern tip of Greece.  The first prize of a one week stay for two at the hotel, including a cash amount of £300 toward travel costs, was won at the draw taken at the Festive Board by WBro. Jon Cooper of Descensus Aquarum Lodge No.8655.  We wish Bro. Jon an enjoyable holiday.

The second cheque was for £210 resulting from the sale of a photograph of the subscribing Lodge Past Masters taken on the occasion of the Lodge 80th anniversary celebration at the Installation meeting on the 24th October 2019.

W.Bro. John Creek presents cheques toward the 2023 Festival to Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W.Bro. Paul Gillingwater.