The new lift at the Sheerness United Masonic Club was opened on Friday 18th December in the presence of a large number of guests and visitors.
The opening ceremony was carried out by 82 year-old Tom Lambkin, a Past Master of De Shurland Lodge No 1089.
Tom’s late wife, Pamela, left a legacy in her will for the benefit of the members of the De Shurland lodge and it was her legacy that kick-started the fund for the new lift.
It was therefore an emotional occasion for Tom though he was clearly very pleased that the lift had been dedicated to Pamela’s memory.
This was a significant milestone in the Sheerness UMC’s 2017 Festival Appeal to improve the facilities in the centre, and follows the installation of air conditioning throughout the building earlier this year.
The new lift was welcomed by those Sheerness members previously unable to climb the stairs to the lodge room and the occasion raised interest in the local community and resulted in a very positive report about Freemasonry in the Sheerness Times Guardian on 30th December.
Full details of the opening ceremony can be found by visiting the Sheerness UMC website:- www.sheernessumc.co.uk
Click here to download the first page of the newspaper article, courtesy of the Sheerness Times Guardian.
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