Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity Awards
For the second time this year the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity (CEKFC) held an awards event to present a total of almost £21,000 in grants to various charities, community groups and needy individuals.
The Autumn event was held at the Millennium Village Hall in Egerton where over 200 people attended, including the Mayor of Ashford, Councillor Geraldine Dyer. The Head of the Freemasons in East Kent, Provincial Grand Master Geoffrey Dearing, introduced the recipients of each award who then outlined the work they were doing, and highlighted the difference that the award would mean to them. No one present failed to be moved by the commitment and enthusiasm of the volunteers for these groups and supporters of the individuals.
Charity Stewards from Lodges and Chapters local to the beneficiaries then presented the cheques on behalf of the Charity. In a number of cases, these Lodges and Chapters had turned to the CEKFC for support on behalf of the beneficiaries, and had shown their commitment by making their own donations, which were enhanced under the Matched Funding arrangements of the CEKFC.
Please visit the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity website for full details of the awards: www.cornwallisekfc.org.uk