Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values.
Freemasonry provides a structure to instil in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, respect, friendship and charity.
Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between its members, many of which will last a lifetime.
At the same time members
are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount.
Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion, background or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
Freemasons practice charity and care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation provides relief grants as well as donating to charitable projects and causes.
This is your opportunity to hear the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and support Wiltshire charities
Wiltshire Freemasons are invited to a very special concert on
Sunday 24th July 2022.
The concert is titled OPEN TO THE SKIES and is being held in the grounds of Bowood House & Gardens, Calne by kind permission of the Marquis of Lansdowne. The event is supported by a number of Patrons including the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, and Lady Lansdowne.
With a performer list headed by the superb Central Band Of The Royal Air Force, who will feature their very own singers, the RAF Squadronaires, the evening promises to be a musical extravaganza. The band will also be joined by a nationally renowned Swindon choir – The Wessex, and Wiltshire soprano Matilda Wale. It really will be an extra special evening.
Flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a display by the RAF Falcons parachute team, and a superb firework display will only serve to make this an event not to be missed.
Included among the charities being supported by this event are three well known to Wiltshire Freemasons:
Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Teddies For Loving Care
We would like Wiltshire Freemasons, their families, and friends to support this event by buying tickets to the concert.
In order to raise substantial funds for the three Wiltshire charities, and the five military charities, we need every bit of help possible to spread the word that OPEN TO THE SKIES is a great event to support in 2022. Please would you help us?
Our website address is http://www.opentotheskies.co.uk The website has an easy to use link to access the Box Office, but just in case you want to go direct just click on https://patriotexperiences.com/.../open-to-the-skies.../
Tickets are competitively priced, and for those who buy their tickets before 31st January 2022 there is the added bonus that they will only cost £39.50. Incidentally, if you can persuade members of your Lodge, family and friends to get together and buy their tickets as a group you can even get a further 5% discount.
What can you expect to see and hear at OPEN TO THE SKIES
The Central Band of the Royal Air Force
The RAF Squadronaires
The Wessex (nationally renowned male choir)
Matilda Wale (solo soprano)
The Wiltshire Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums
A fantastic firework display
Colin Cheshire and I would be very grateful for your support. Please let us assure you that ALL profits (there is no remuneration for the organisers) will be allocated to the charities named.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts, and the RAF Falcons parachute jump will be subject to weather conditions on the day.
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