During his year as Master of the Union Lodge No 127 in Margate, Fred Brackenborough decided to support a local charity.
Together with his wife Jill, Fred chose “Oasis” a registered charity that has a branch in Margate. It offers a domestic abuse service catering for adults and children alike.
During the eight lodge meetings that Fred presided over, a total of £425 was raised by the lodge’s “brown envelope” scheme. This, in other words, is a whisky (or other spirit) raffle using brown envelopes to collect £1 from each participant. It added to the entertainment at the Festive Boards and raised more than £50, on average, at each meeting.
The photo shows Fred presenting the cheque to Dee Murphy the charity’s local manager. Also present was Jim Mason, the Charity coordinator for the group of lodges in the Margate area (group 8).
Dee said that the charity will use the donation to help in the provision of security equipment. In particular: CCTV systems, personal panic alarms and basic mobile phones to help keep high risk victims of abuse safe.
Oasis operates throughout East Kent, for more information please visit: www.oasisdaservice.org
Photo and report courtesy of Jim Mason.