On Saturday 13th April 2019 a team of seven men, in a Top Gear style challenge, arrived at Brighton Pier having left Brewood, South Staffordshire on Wednesday 10th April. The group of seven, which included three freemasons - two from London Lodge Tulse Hill No. 4462 and the other from the Province of Staffordshire – travelled in two teams, one having cycled the whole 240-mile journey and the other as passengers on public buses.
This road journey was undertaken to raise funds for two charities, Cancer Research UK and Music for my Mind. £5000 was the original fundraising target, but to date over £6,000 has been donated and sponsorship is still being received, the proceeds being equally split between both worthy causes.
W Bro Glyn Williams and Bro Robbie Byrne of Tulse Hill Lodge 4462 together with Bro Mac Webb of Dormston Lodge 7821 (Staffordshire) were joined by John and David Tett, Matt Carter and Dan Morris.
Music for my Mind was established two years ago with the sole aim of improving the quality of life experienced by those living with Dementia. It aims to develop personalised music play lists of the sufferer’s favourite music. It has long been known that familiar music calms and soothes those with dementia, but this is rarely available. Music for my Mind aims to rectify this.
Cancer Research UK's work is almost entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers.