The PGP for 2009 - Bro. Pete Dudley KOM
PGP Pete Dudley CP - A Close Shave
At December PGL Brother Pete had his hair cut & head shaved in support his Charity, Epilepsy Action. The 'Dastardly Deed' was performed by Angie Fenner.
£100 was raised on the night - any further donations greatfully received.
Queen Elizabeth Lodge
A Quiz Night was held on Sunday 8th of November 2009 at the Boundary Club in Market Deeping. The event was won by the 'Sports Club' and raised £280.
At December PGL Bro. Roddy Woodthorpe ROH presented the PGP with a cheque.
At the PGL Dinner in October Bro. Chaz Fenner on behalf of the Eastgate presented the PGP with a Cheque for £750 collected from a sponsored walk in July 2009.
At the PGL Visit on Wednesday 14th of October 2009, Bro. Bill Smith ROH of the Welland Lodge 9782, presented Bro. Pete with a £533 cheque, raised from the Lodge's 'Appeal of the Evening' collected over the previous quarter. Bro. Pete thanked the Lodge for their magnificent generosity.
On Sunday the 2nd of August 2009, the Lodge held a Barbeque in support of the PGP's Appeal Epilepsy Action - Peterborough Branch.
At December PGL Bro. Dave Spencer ROH presented the PGP with a cheque The Monies were raised from a Challenge Night with the Charles Wymer & Century Lodges of the Kings Lynn Province, the Barbeque held at the home of Wern Dukamp and topped up to £500 by the Lodge.
The Lodge held a Barbeque on the afternoon of Saturday August 8th 2009, in aid of the PGP's Outside Charity Appeal Epilepsy Action - Peterborough Branch.
At September PGL Bro. B. Phillips presented the PGP with a cheque for £365
Garden Party - Sunday 19th July
The IPPGP Bro. Pete Carnell & his Good Lady Joyce, hosted a Garden Party on behalf of the PGP, Bro. Pete Dudley's Outside Charity, Epilepsy Action. As well a Raffle and a Tombola, The Grand Waiter Bro. Rick Chesmond raised extra d's by carrying out an Auction, well supported by the attending Brothers. A total of £325 was raised for the PGP's Appeal.
The PGP for 2008 - Bro. Pete Carnell ROH
Talking Newspapers for the Blind Update,
The Treasurers Report.
Peterborough and District
Talking Newspaper Association
(Charity No. 280999)
The Peterborough & District Talking Newspaper was founded in 1980, with the aim of producing a summary of the Evening Telegraph on cassette tape, which was then distributed to visually impaired listeners in Peterborough and the surrounding area, enabling them to keep up with local events, and so feel part of the community. After nearly thirty years, it was becoming apparent that the use of cassette tape was becoming outmoded and it was necessary to switch to some form of digital recording and distribution. Following a lengthy assessment of the systems available it was decided to move to one based on thumbdrives (also known as memory sticks).
This effectively involved a completely new way of recording the newspaper, duplicating it and providing listeners with a specific machine on which to play the product. The overall cost of this was just under £11,000. Initial support came from The Peterborough Province of the RAOB with a donation of £5,000, and this enabled the Association to obtain matched funding from the Cambridgeshire Community Fund. A further grant of £250 was received from the Lions Club.
The changeover took longer than expected with delays in delivery of equipment and some initial teething problems, but the whole system went into operation in late September and has bedded down well. The most successful results have been that a format is in place which should stand the test of time for the foreseeable future, and that the quality of the sound recording and reproduction has been much improved.
The rollout of the players meant that each listener had to be visited to be shown how the new system worked, and this enabled a full review of our database to be completed, together with establishing a strong link between listener and volunteer, which the Association had not had before.
Overall the venture has been a success. Initially, it was considered that the raising of the £11,000 would be a major stumbling block, but with the donation from The Peterborough Province of the RAOB, which made the obtaining of other funds from the government source so much easier, this was achieved relatively quickly.
The Association is extremely grateful for The Peterborough Province of the RAOB for their support which really allowed the whole scheme to get underway.
22nd October 2009
Training day for the Association
Duplicating machine hard at work
The Player in use at one of the Members home
The PGP for 2008 - Bro. Pete Carnell ROH
Talking Newspapers for the Blind
At February 2009 PGL, Bro. Pete presented a cheque for £5000 to Jill Hucklesby, the Chairperson of Peterborough & District Talking Newspaper Association.
At January 2009 PGL, Romayne Scotney, Buffess of Bro. Barry, presented the PGP, Bro. Pete, with a cheque to the value of £330 raised on a sponsored swim.
Bro. Simon Dowse presented a cheque for £200 pounds, the proceeds from the Queen Elizabeth Quiz Night held in November.
Bro. Bob Benjamin ROH of the Valiant Lodge also presented a cheque for £210.
At December 2008 PGL, Bro. Pete Dudley CP the President Of Examining Council presented the PGP with a £25 donation from Examining Council and Bro. Barry Burrell raffled a bottle of whiskey which raised £50 for the Appeal. The winner was Bro. Simon Dowse ROH who donated his prize to Bro. Pete Dudley for his PGP 2009 Appeal.
Bro. Chaz Fenner KOM & his Good Lady Angie, presented the PGP with a cheque for £1100, at the PGL Dinner, donations from the Eastgate Lodge Sponsored Walk.
At November 2008 PGL, Bro. Dave Spencer ROH presented the PGP with a cheque for £100, the proceeds from raffling a £50 note at the PGL Dinner. Bro. Bill Smith ROH also presented a £500 cheque to the PGP on behalf of the Welland Lodge.
The PGP for 2007 - Bro. Peter Robertson ROH
Peterborough Hospital at Home
At the April PGL, 2008, Brother Peter presented a queque for £3,736:40 to the Hosptal at Home representative, Dee George. A presentation was also made by Richard Sistrom, who gave a cheque to Dee for £500:00 on behalf of the Retained Firemen of Yaxley.
The PGP for 2006 - Bro. Barry Scotney ROH
George Simpson Appeal
At March 2006 PGL, Bro. Barry Scotney ROH announced his outside charity for the year, to support Bro. Scott Simpson's disabled son George, Bro. Scott is a member of the Eastgate Lodge. On the 7th of May 2007 Bro. Barry presented Mrs Simpson with a cheque for £4844:50.
The PGP for 2005 - Bro. Roddy Woodthorpe ROH
Macmillan Cancer Relief
Following the Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting on Monday 6th of March 2006, Bro. Roddy Woodthorpe ROH, the PPGP of 2005, made a presentation of a cheque for £2,230 to Jemma Dixon, the South Lincolnshire Fund Raiser for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Jemma then gave an informative presentation to the assembled Brothers, including an insight of the services and support offered by the Macmillan Cancer Relief Charity.