Earlier in 2020, members of St. Wilfrid's Lodge in Market Harborough donated £700 to support the local catering firm who lost their income from the closed hall due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although there is light at the end of the tunnel, it has still been a long period for small businesses to go without income. St. Wilfrid's Lodge has again been active in raising funds to support Rival Catering, by donating a generous £1,030 made up from members putting their hands in their own pockets to raise the money, and also a donation of £120 from St. Peter's Royal Arch Chapter who also meet in Market Harorough. This amazing amount was double through the generosity of one member, John Townsend who made the donation up to a staggering £2,060.
The team in charge of Rival immediately responded " We do not really know what to say, other than a massive thank you - a very generous amount and will go a long way with us. Anyway, please pass our appreciation onto all the lodge members that donated its very kind of you to think of us and continue to support us. We look forward to seeing you in the new year - fingers crossed”