The Bedfordshire Games Charity has run an Annual Athletics Day for people with learning disabilities for many years at Bedford Athletic stadium. Bedfordshire Freemasons are a long term supporter of this very worthy event and we sponsor a particular prize, the shield for Sportsmanship. This year the event was attended by the Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by Mike Fitz-Gerald the Provincial Almoner and Steve Joyce the Provincial Charity Steward.
Fortunately the weather was kind for most of the day and the enthusiasm of the competitors was a joy to see. Apart from our PGM, no less than six Bedfordshire Mayors were among a group of local VIPs who were invited to present prizes for the various events. As the rain started to fall the day concluded with the presentation of our shield.