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Giving is not just about making a donation...

Charity Donations
Back of a group of volunteers
Woman delivering groceries in a tote bag
People serving food
Garage Sale
Awning Tents
Girls Carrying a Recycling Bin
Volunteers Cleaning
Serving Food
Volunteers Packing Food
Men Volunteering
Team Meeting
Man Painting a Wall
Happy Team Posing
Girl with Dogs's about making a difference.

A Welcome from our
Festival President


Welcome to the website of the Durham 2029 MBF Festival, held under the auspices of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Durham. I am honoured to launch our Festival and hope that you will be a part of it.

Our Festival is in support of the Mark Benevolent Fund. For over 150 years, the MBF has been helping those in need and it itself has been ably supported by Mark Master Masons across the country. It's now our turn...the Province of lead the charge in raising funds for the MBF, but let us not forget that it isn't just about handing over a sum of money; it is the about the joy that will be brought to the downtrodden and the relief that will be given to the needy. Hence, our Festival slogan: "Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference."

The Durham 2029 MBF Festival is for everyone and will only be a success with your help and enthusiasm. We hope that you as Mark Masons, your friends and families can participate, enjoy and organise the many events that will occur over the next six years.

Let's make that difference.

David Hanson

Provincial Grand Master

Festival President

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PGM Installation 1
Sportsmans 2
PGM Installation 4
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Denny and Chris Mullaney

Are you a Festival Steward?

Are you a Mark Master Mason? Find out how you can qualify for the Durham 2029 MBF Festival Steward Jewel.

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How can you help?

There are many different ways that you can contribute to the success of the Durham 2029 MBF Festival.



Sign up today to give regular donations. Any amount, large or small, will be greatly welcomed

Make an Online Donation

Make a direct payment to our Relief Chest online via JustGiving; it's simple and quick

Make a Single Donation

Complete the form to make a one-off payment using a debit or credit card

Host an


Want to organise a fundraising event? Let us know so we can promote it

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