They put their “best foot foward”…

As part of the national “round England & Wales” relay walk undertaken by members from University Scheme Lodges, several members from Liverpool did the 21 mile section from Christleton in Chester to the Liverpool Medical Institution on Sunday 4th July. The walk of 2121miles between the Masonic meeting places where Scheme Masons hold their meetings was to raise a collection for the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) to make a donation to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in the name of Prince Phillip, a lifelong Freemason and founder of the organisation that bears his name and supports young people to improve their life skills.

Some of the members handing over the “baton” of the relay in front of the Liverpool Medical Institution to the representative of Palatine Lodge in Manchester who were to undertake the next leg of the relay.

The team from University Lodge Liverpool were joined in their relay by members of the Organisation of Women Freemasons in the North West area as part of the closer working that has been forged in the area over the past few years. Two organisations with parallel aims and engaged in “active charity” demonstrate that the principles we both follow are not exclusive to each of us and we know we have have a common aim on a common pathway.

Altogether the dozen participants raised in excess of £1,200 through their combined efforts on the day and this will be forwarded to the MCF along with the amounts raised by other University Scheme Lodges nationally towards what is a very deserving and worthwhile charity.