The 2012 Festival is the Province’s Charity raising funds for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. The target figure of £1.5 million is close to being met and currently £1.3 million has been collected. The Festival culminates at the Festival Dinner at the Walkers Stadium in Leicester on May 19th 2012.
As part of the Festival fund-raising effort a “Classic Cars Dash” was arranged and the then Provincial Grand Secretary V.W.Bro. David Hagger arrived at Hinckley Masonic Hall in an MG driven by W. Bro. Peter Green closely followed by a Bentley saloon. Members of the Hinckley Lodges were on hand to greet the visitors and after a few drinks they were waived off on the second leg of their journey to Ashby-de-la-Zouch whilst the Hinckley Members went out to enjoy a very sociable lunch together.