On 13thJuly this year, lodges from Wantage and Faringdon hosted a summer fundraising day at the Bradfield Grove Grainstore, near Wantage.
The day started early with a well-attended clay pigeon shoot that catered for experienced shooters and beginners alike. With burgers and bacon baps available from the BBQ and refreshments on tap, the guests were able to make the most of the fine weather.
Tickets to the clay pigeon shoot were available to brethren and their guests. The shoot was supported by several experienced locals who generously donated their time to provide support and guidance to those guests shooting for the first time.
In the evening, the Grainstore was transformed into the venue for the Festival on the Farm. The family friendly event was open to the public and was well supported by revellers of all ages. Bouncy castles, foot
ball games and good old-fashioned bales of hay provided plenty of entertainment for the little ones.
The Nurks, a local band from Bampton, kicked off the evening and got the party into full swing. They were followed by With the Beatles, who delighted the partygoers with all the hits from “the Fab Four”. As th
e evening turned into night, C U Tuesday, a local Wantage band, took to the stage and played crowd pleasing indie floor-fillers.
During the Festival, a rolling presentation highlighting some of the charitable activities of Berkshire freemasons was available for the guests to view.
The fine summer weather allowed the guests to continue enjoying their street food and drinks under the stars as the evening drew to a successful end.
In total, the day raised £5,200 for the 2023 Festival. The brethren would like to thank everyone that supported the day and helped to make it memorable.