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Community Involvement

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Image Rotator

Community Involvement

Freemasons actively involve themselves in their local communities. They help local good causes to raise funds and they organise social functions and other events. Some examples are given below.

Sheerness Freemasons’ Fete planeAn annual event organised by Freemasons on the Isle of Sheppey. It is open to, and well supported by thousands of members of the public and includes stalls from many local charities and other good causes. Profits are shared between all stall-holders. Please click here for a report of the fete held in 2014.

Pantomime – Held every other year in December at Herne Bay.

Freemasons Panto

Some characters from our production of Cinderella in 2012

It includes two evening performances at which the audience enjoys a three-course meal before the show commences. A matinee, primarily for youngsters, is held on Sunday afternoon. Children from local Care Homes and Special Needs Schools are invited as guests to this performance where they are given a Christmas gift after they have enjoyed the show. Please click here for a report of the pantomime held in 2012.

Garden Party – Held every other year in June at Godmersham.Garden Party WS A typical summer fete with a wide range of stalls and activities in the arena. It is organised by Freemasons who run many of the stalls but local charities and other good causes also participate. Proceeds are divided up between the stall-holders for the benefit of the good cause that each one represents. Please click here for a report on the Garden Party held in 2012.

Proms in the Province – A public event held for the first time in July 2013 at the United Services Sports Ground, Gillingham.

Proms in the Province with the Corps Band of the Royal Engineers

Proms in the Province with the Corps Band of the Royal Engineers

This open air concert featured the Corps Band of the Royal Engineers together with the voices of the Provincial Choir and soloists Sammy Lou and Keith Mitten. The show was opened by the Cymbolick Penalties, a group of East Kent Freemasons, with a set-list of popular music from the last few decades. The evening included a rousing rendition of Land of Hope and Glory featuring the RE Band with hearty singing from the choir, the soloists and the audience. While this first event suffered from some wet weather, it did not put off the hundreds that stayed to the end. Please click here for a report on the Proms in the Province.

All these events are organised by East Kent Freemasons but are open to the general public who are very welcome to attend.