Phil has been appointed as Provincial Grand Charity Steward, he previously served as regional charity steward for the Furness and South Lakeland, Lancaster and Preston Groups from May 2014 to May 2016. Prior to this he was the Furness and South Lakeland Group Charity Steward for three years.
The Provincial Grand Charity Steward is ultimately responsible to David Winder, Assistant Provincial Grand Master who has principal responsibility for developing awareness of fundraising within the Province.
Through the charity stewards structure, Phil will continue to develop knowledge of its possibilities and engender the enthusiasm and interest of the brethren, in the exercise of their duty of Masonic and non-Masonic giving.
He will offer strategic support to the endeavours of the brethren at lodge, group and regional level, seeking opportunities when appropriate for co-ordination between such endeavours. His goal will be to stimulate ever more effective and informed giving.
He will seek to promote, planned regular giving and with Masonic giving in particular, while promoting the work of the Masonic Charitable foundation, he will also maintain the interest of the brethren of the Province in the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity. He will additionally establish an informed relationship with the executive of the WLFC.