Partying with King Henry

A captive audience enjoys the festivities at the King Henry VIII Lodge and Chapter Christmas party

Shortly before Christmas the Brethren of King Henry VIII Lodge No 1757 joined with their Companions in King Henry VIII Chapter to host a wonderful Christmas party for the young relatives of Freemasons in Hertfordshire.

The excited guests each received a present from Father Christmas (alias Bro Steve Day) and were treated to party entertainment including a fabulous children’s entertainer, face painting, disco, refreshments and a party bag to take home. All the costs of the party were met from the pockets of generous Freemasons and all donations received will go to the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (as part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation) and the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society.

W Bro Rob Gurney, of King Henry VIII Lodge, said, ‘This year’s party was the biggest ever and we are immensely grateful to our sponsors and all of the volunteers and families that make these parties happen’. He added, ‘Modern masonry is very much about looking after our families and we were delighted that anonymous benefactors enabled children to enjoy a fabulous Christmas party. The added ability to make significant donations to charity made the event even more worthwhile’.