Peterborough PGL
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2020 PGP's Appeal
Details will be posted soon

2019 PGP's Appeal

At the January 2020 PGL, Bro. Bob Macnamara, ROH, PPGP, presented a cheque to the Bro. Sam

on behalf of the Fenman Lodge 8960, to the value of £1000, Romayne Scotney also presented a cheque for £200 following a Cycle Ride that she, Brother Barry & the IPPGP took in 2019.

At the April 2019 PGL, Kate Marshall, a Dementia Specialist, came and gave a talk about the work carried out by the Dementia Support Staff and Volunteers. She thanked Bro. Sam for choosing them as his Outside Charity Appeal for 2019. Sam in turn thanked Kate for her presentation to the Brothers.


Dementia Support South Lincs helps people with dementia retain their identity and individuality by welcoming them and their carers into a supportive and friendly community environment that offers advice, activities, sharing and understanding thereby improving quality of life and reducing feelings of stress and loneliness, and works to raise awareness amongst those unfamiliar with dementia.

Set up in 2011 Dementia Support South Lincs is a registered, independent charity now supporting more than 250 families in Bourne, Stamford and The Deepings area who are affected by some form of dementia or memory loss.

"We believe having dementia doesn't mean losing your identity or individuality"

Dementia Support South Lincs focuses on the person behind the condition. Our Dementia Support Workers offer emotional support and one-to-one advice and information through home visits, telephone, e-mail contact and our quarterly newsletter.

"We believe that every person affected by dementia  should be supported by people who reassure them, give them courage and confidence."

People with dementia and their carers are welcomed into a supportive and friendly community environment with therapeutic activities and social events run by our Dementia Support Workers, volunteers and Trustees. These groups can be a time to share experiences and make friends.

"We believe that every person living with dementia should be treated with respect."

We campaign to make a difference with politicians both at a local and national level, with Clinical Commissioning Groups and Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust to determine policies around dementia care.

We actively support national initiatives such as Alzheimer’s Society-led Dementia Friendly Communities programme, working with towns, churches, shops, banks and organisations in the local area. We work with other community sector organisations through our involvement with South West Lincs care Consortium.

Bro. Sam Fishburn, KOM, PGP 2019. 

2018 PGP's Appeal

No Gain No Pain (NGNPUK)


Bro. Bob Macnamara, ROH, IPPGP, made a cheque presentation to No Gain No Pain (NGNPUK) at the March PGL for £7683:68.

Bob was joined by Terry Collingwood, Pete Pierce & Romayne Scotney

Fundraising for Syringe Drivers

Presentation by Romayne Scotney to the IPPGP. 04/Feb/2019.

Romayne presented Bob with a cheque for £250 to the 2018 Charity Appeal - No Gain No Pain (NGNPUK)

Presentation to the PGP by the Fenman Lodge. 04/Jan/2019

A cheque to the value of £2610:50 was presented to the IPPGP, Bro. Bob Macnamara by the Brothers of the Fenman Lodge.

Presentation to the PGP by the Eastgate Lodge. 14/Dec/2018


The Eastgate Lodge presented the PGP with a cheque for £3500

A lot of fund raising activities have taken place during the year, please go to the Minor Lodge News Page for more info.

2017 PGP's Appeal


Cheque Presentation 2nd July 2018

Brother John presented a queque to the value of £1654:82 to the Crokus Club Treasurer Alan Symonds

Brother John and his partner Gr'ainne along with members of the Crokus Club Support Group

An introduction

The Crokus Club was originally established 17 years ago by the staff on the Ear, Nose and Throat Ward at Edith Cavell Hospital in Peterborough for those affected by cancer of the larynx. Regular meetings were held for patients and their families, with friendships forming and advice and experiences exchanged. The group became affiliated to The National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs and gained charity status.

As with many laryngectomy clubs throughout the UK, the decision was made in 2011 to offer support to not solely laryngectomees but to those affected by all the other head and neck cancers, and the group became The Peterborough Head and Neck Cancer Support Group – the Crokus Club

This move proved to be very successful and support is now given to – and by – patients and families living in a large area of East Anglia.

We have a good “Buddying” system; if requested, committee members are happy to visit patients before, during and after treatment. We also meet every other month on a Wednesday afternoon when and all patients, carers and family can get together if they feel like it. For patients – or family members – who would like contact but prefer not to have face to face meetings, regular phone and email contact can also be made if requested.

The Crokus Club work closely with Macmillan and the Head & Neck Unit at Peterborough City Hospital, with hospital representatives also sitting on the committee. Committee Officers represent the Crokus Club at national and regional Macmillan conferences and forums and attend the Peterborough City Hospital Head and Neck MDT AGM in addition to taking part in the Peterborough Cancer Services User Group..

Macmillan generously awarded the Crokus Club a Supporting You to Help Others grant which enabled us to start up the website and we hope it will help those seeking information about cancer of the tongue, sinus, saliva gland, tonsil, larynx and other head and neck cancers. It is a place where contact can be made with those having gone through the same experience and support can be shared.

We also have a directory of links to benefits claims, transport, lifestyle changes and other sites, telephone numbers and address that could be of help at a time when help is needed.


Bro. Nigel White KOM, better known as Chalkie, had his 'Facial Topiary' removed to support the PGP's Outside Charity Appeal. Chalkie's magnificant 24" 'tache and the rest of his face fuzz was removed to raise the equally magificant sum of £570 for the Krokus Club.

Four weeks on everything is getting back to normal.


A Bingo & Fish at Chip Supper was held at the Farcet Village Club on Friday the 8th of September hosted by the Fenman Club. A total of £311 was raised by a Raffle on the night but this is expected to increase as donations to the PGP's Appeal have been promissed.  


The Valiant Lodge hosted a Bar-B-Q at the Stamford Bowls Club on Sunday 30th of July. The PGP thanked everyone for their support as well as the people who put in the hard work ensuring the event was a success. The Chairman of the Peterborough Branch of the Crokus Club gave a presentation explaining the history and operation of the organisation and how funds raised are distributed.

2016 PGP's Appeal

Bro. Tony Hallam, ROH, IPPGP, presented a cheque to Amy Clark representing last years Charity Appeal 'Little Miracles'.

Amy addressed PGL to thank Tony and the assembled Brothers & Ladies for the cheque and to explain the aim of 'Little Miracles' & to explain why she got involved and what activities the children get up to.
Amy said:
"Without the support of groups like you we wouldn't be able to work with families tp provide events and days out for disabled children in Peterborough."

 Tony made special mention of the support given by Romayne Scotney thanking her for her tremendous efforts year on year. 

Little Miracles 

December PGL saw further presentations to the PGP, Bro. Jim Hartigan, ROH, PPGP 2011, presented a cheque for £100 and Romayne Scotney, Buffess of Bro. Barry, ROH, PPGP, presented a cheque for the magnificent figure of £450. Romayne has supported every PGP since Barry lead the Province in 2006, fantastic effort once again, we all thank you. A raffle to support the appeal was also held on the night, a bottle of Wine donated by Bro. Werner Dukamp, ROH, PPGP and raised another £42 - well done to all involved.

At the October 2016 Bro. Rod MacGregor of the Locomotive Lodge presented the PGP with a cheque for £115 from the Bannister Cup Fishing Competition.