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Mowbray Lodge takes part in the Universities Scheme #Challenge2021Walk
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Mowbray Lodge takes part in the Universities Scheme #Challenge2021Walk

walk builds bridges between scheme lodges

In May 2021, the UGLE Universities Scheme challenged its member Lodges to take part in a walking team relay. The aim was to walk the length and breadth of England and Wales whilst carrying the David Kenneth Williamson Cup. The aim of the DKW Cup is to encourage
inter-visiting between Universities Scheme Lodges and to further the goals of fraternity and togetherness.
The challenge was to visit every Masonic venue where a Scheme Lodge meets and, in so doing, complete an
appropriate 2021 miles. Whilst taking part Lodges were charged with raising funds for the Duke of Edinburgh
Memorial Fund.
The #Challenge2021 Walk set off from
Freemasons' Hall, London, on June 9th,
heading southeast and travelling broadly
clockwise around the country. The aim is to return to Great Queen Street on September 8th 2021.
On 10th July the cup was received in the Province of Durham by Universities Lodge who travelled to Northumberland the same day.
Mowbray Lodge received the Cup on the evening of Sunday 11th July when they had the pleasure of receiving the brethren from Northumberland who had travelled from Wallsend to bring the cup to us.
On a very wet day, our WM Octavian Lazin, accompanied by Martin Lawson, Obinna Osochukwu , Bob Summerson, Andrei
Lucaci (Andrei having travelled from London to take part), and also Michael Elston and Martin Talbot,
braved the weather to take the cup onwards
in its journey south. They were ably supported by Michael Gilmore who drove the support vehicle and, as was appropriate to his profession as a Paramedic also acted as our welfare and safety officer.
The journey was punctuated with lunch at Paul Paterson’s on the way before arriving at Hartlepool Marina. There they were met by representatives from Lodge of Fraternity in Stockton, who took on the challenge of the next leg of the walk this ensuring all three Durham University Scheme Lodges had been involved.
We wish all Lodges taking part in this venture continued success as the Cup makes it’s way to Great Queen Street.
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