At last year’s Annual Convocation, The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Ian Hopgood, announced his continuing support by The Royal Arch for the Mark Benevolent Fund to assist the Provincial Grand Mark Lodge of Berkshire in its 2017 Festival. Excellent Companion John Peglar, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, presented the RW Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of Berkshire, E. Comp Richard Olliver with a cheque of £5,000. E Comp. Ian congratulated individual Companions and Chapters of Berkshire for the phenomenal way in which they honoured this pledge. Excellent Companion Richard thanked the members of Berkshire Royal Arch, for their extreme generosity and support throughout the 2017 Festival appeal.