2016 – Charity Zip Line Challenge

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On Saturday 14th May, 2016, brethen of this Province will be taking part in a Zip Line Challenge across the Clyde to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Scotland, the chosen Grand Lodge Charity.

The Provincial Grand Master, along with volunteers from the daughter Lodges, will be taking part in thie initiative which is being organised by a number of the Provinces.

The PGM is pleased to be able to confirm that following his request for “volunteers” to take part in this event, he received names from Lodges XII, 175, 217, 626, 1121 and 1425.

At first the Province was only allocated 5 spaces but after an impassioned plea to the chief organiser, this has been increased to ten spaces.

Thanks go to all who submitted their names and those not selected will be placed on a reserve list in case more spaces become available but the lucky ones taking part are

Lodge Greenock Kilwinning No. XII

Brothers Bob Bain, Tam Hamilton and Allan Glen

Lodge Greenock St. John’s No. 175

Brothers Jim Campbell and Tom Harkins

Lodge Cumberland Kilwinning No. 217

Brother Fraser Hamilton

Lodge Firth of Clyde, Gourock No. 626 & PGL of Renfrewshire West

Provincial Grand Master!

Lodge Crawfurdsburn No. 1121

Brother John Laird;

From Lodge Inverkip Ardgowan No. 1425

Brothers Scott Kerr and Robert Harron.

Each participant will be asked to raise £200 which, if achieved, will realise the target total of between £30,000 – £35,000.

As stated above, the event will take place on Saturday 14th May with participants assembling on the south side of the Clyde near the BBC offices, where they will be harnessed up before making their way on foot across the bridge to the Finnieston crane. There they will be hoisted up to a height of around 150 feet in a basket before being attached to the wire and launched back across the river. Simple!

Brethren it is hoped that ALL of the Lodges and individual brethren will embrace this effort and whether your lodge has a brother taking part or not, that you will all lend your very best support to the challenge.