Provincial Grand Master, Robin Wilson and his team of Nottinghamshire Masons, joined by their friends from across the county, completed an incredible journey on Sunday 28th July and raised over £40,000 for charity in the process.
Starting from Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London, the party walked 179 miles along the towpaths of the Grand Union Canal to Nottinghamshire Masons’ Provincial Headquarters at Goldsmith Street Nottingham. The journey took 60 hours of walking over 12 days. For final leg of the journey, where the Nottingham Canal is crossed by Wilford Street, the walkers wore Masonic Regalia and were escorted to Goldsmith Street by “The Widows Sons” Masonic Bikers Association.
The group of 10 walkers and one canoeist led by Robin Wilson are delighted at the support that they have received from friends, families and Freemasons from across England.
In summing up the mood Robin said “I am so pleased at what started as a light hearted challenge and which I was never expected to take seriously has captured the imagination of so many people. It will provide a major boost to our Festival Appeal and so help many benefitting recipients of our charity. Thank you all so very much”
The walk was in aid of Nottinghamshire Masons’ 2018 Festival Appeal – a 6 year period of fundraising aiming to meet a target of £3m for their chosen charity The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB). The final total raised on the walk is still increasing, but is expected to exceed £45,000.