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Ultra Challenges 500 km of Walking (311 Miles)
04 Aug 2018







W.Bro. Mark Nixon, Regattas Lodge's first initiate, has decided, to celebrate the 21st anniversary of his initiation, to undertake a series of long distance walks, to a total of 500 kilometres, this year, in support of Naomi House, a specialist children's hospice near Winchester, which is also 21 years old this year. Naomi House (website)

Naomi House (You Tube)

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Ultra Challenge

It is a charity which he, and Regattas Lodge, have supported since its opening.
Naomi House provides care for children with life shortening illnesses, and support for their families. Their amazing and dedicated staff provide care, activities and days out and since they opened they have supported over 1000 families.
As it costs £21 an hour per child for them to do this Mark wants to raise at least £21 per hour (or £5 per kilometre) for his walks.
21st July 50km Jurassic Coast (31 miles)
11th August 50km Wye Valley
25th August 50km South Coast
8-9th Sept 100km Thames Path (62 miles)
29th Sept 50km Chiltern 50
6th-13th October 200km Camino de Santiago Leon to Sarria (124.274 miles)
Click on the images on the right to visit website links.
For more information contact Mark at iwillwalk500km@gmail.com
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Children with Autism and Dogs for Good benefit from £60,000 grant
10 Dec 2017
Oxfordshire Freemasons Annual Charity Giving Evening
13 Nov 2017
Teddies for Loving Care Charity
18 Nov 2017
Masonic Charitable Foundation – Tercentenary Community Awards in Oxfordshire
28 Sep 2017
Ley Community receives £33,000 from Oxfordshire Freemasons
30 Mar 2017
Oxfordshire Freemasons Annual Charity Giving Evening
15 Nov 2016
Amputee Pair take on Round Britain Flight Challenge for Charity
Sep 2016
Former Soldier Prepares for Epic Sailing Voyage
Jun 2016
Lifelites Charity Announces Youngest Celebrity Patron
Jun 2016
Ewan "Forrest" Gordon - Oxfordshire's Marathon Mason
Ewan "Forrest" Gordon
Oxfordshire's Marathon Mason
In 2015, Ewan "Forrest" Gordon completed numerous marathons and long distance running events all around the country including an incredible mammoth run from John O'Groats to Lands End (JOGLE). In 2015 he raised a total of £14,200 for four Charity's.
On Monday 7th March he will be installed as Worshipful Master of the Theodore Lodge No. 8943, and has committed his year to raising money for Lifelites, a Masonic charity that provides specialist technology for life limited and disabled children in hospices across the British Isles.
Links: (click a picture below to follow the link)
Events 2018


Cycle around the Province
I'm looking for keen cyclist Freemasons and Supporters to join me in my leisurely cycling adventure around the Province of Oxfordshire. You'll be made very welcome by all involved. Let's get together and promote our wonderful organisation and raising money for the Festival and the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

Day 1 - 21st July
0800 start at Cardinal House (12 miles per hour)
0945 Witney (staying for 30 mins)
1100 Burford (leaving at 1130)
1330 Chipping Norton (leaving at 1400)
1530 Banbury (70 miles day 1 total)

Day 2 - 22nd July
Banbury (leaving at 0900)
1100 Woodstock (leaving at 1130)
1230 Bicester (leaving at 1300)
1430 Thame (leaving at 1500)
1630 Henley on Thames (leaving at 1700)
1730 Caversham

Ewan and Simon dropped into Freemasons Hall, Banbury, on Saturday 21 July. W.Bro's Mike Smail PrJGW and W.Bro. Tony Lowe (Secretary Rathcreedan Lodge) were on hand to meet them. Following refreshments and a tour of the Temple they headed off to Buckingham for the night, leaving their bicycles in Banbury.
On Sunday morning W.Bro. Yanto Evans added to the former two met the intrepid cyclists and together saw them on their way wishing them well in their endeavours.

The Great British Duathlon Duathon website

The Great British Duathlon starting at John O'Groats and running to Lands End, then returning to John O'Groats by cycling the return leg. That's 1800 of running and cycling within 6 weeks!
Events 2017
Walking the Thames Path from Oxford to Grand Lodge
Oxfordshire's Provincial Junior Grand Warden Dale Osborne and I will be walking from Oxford to Grand Lodge in London to raise awareness and money for our Festival 2022 and the work of the Masonic Charitable Foundation. We will be starting on 5th August and walking the 120 miles in 6 days, please come and join us.


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27 Oct 2015
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Provincial Charity Giving Evening
5 Nov 2014
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