From Cornish treks to royal Princes, our chief executive Simone Enefer-Doy has just completed a busy week of speaking engagements for Lifelites.
By far the most lavish affair was a sumptuous dinner in the company of HRH PGM Prince Michael of Kent. Over 300 Middlesex masons were in attendance as the Prince presented Lifelites with a cheque for £26,000, representing the proceeds of their fundraising for Lifelites over the past year including sponsorship from the Master’s Ride and funds from the AMLEC Ball held in Teddington last September.
Could you get on your bike for Lifelites? Places are still available on this year’s London to Brighton Master’s Ride. Visit our event page to find out more.
Just before visiting our friends in Middlesex, Simone was visited Cornwall to talk about Lifelites work in the area with the local Freemasons, who have supported our work in Little Harbour for a number of years.
Peter George, the Provincial Grand Master, was particularly taken with the MaKeyMaKey. This amazing bit of Lifelites kit can be used to make anything into a game controller, as Simone demonstrated, playing Flight Simulator with an apple and banana.
Presenting a cheque for over £1,200, The PGM joked: “Next time you’re on a plane and you see a man with stripes on his arm carrying a banana in one hand and an apple in the other, you’ll know it’s the pilot.”
Simone also spoke to St George’s Lodge, a Metropolitan lodge, home to seasoned Lifelites volunteer Mike Fahey. The speech was very well received: Attendees seemed excited to hear about what it is that Lifelites does and Lifelites ties were going like hotcakes following the meeting with a number also interested in the new Ladies that Lunch initiative.
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