At a recent meeting of the Provincial Clay Shooting Club it was agreed that future donations to charity would be in the shape of items that the charities needed instead of simply handing over cheques. With the several events organised during the past year a substantial sum had been raised and this was not just through members donations but events where many other Provinces had been invited and had supported us here in East Kent, not least the Home Counties shoot where we were supported by eight visiting Provinces along with our Deputy Provincial Grand Master who at the time was in charge of the Province to present the trophies.
The first charity to benefit was that which supports the children of Chernobyl, they needed night clothing, personal hygiene items and concentrate to produce hot beverages among several other items that we were able to supply. The organisers of this charity are based in the Province and came along to the Sir John Falstaff public house at Gads Hill, Higham to offer a presentation detailing the work that they do and the benefits that they are able to offer these children. After a daunting explanation of the problems still existing in the area around Chernobyl and a sometimes exasperating resume of their work the presentations were made with the items totalling £500.00. This was a very worthwhile cause and we have two more equally worthwhile charities which are to receive our support, we must also offer our sincere thanks to all of the clay shooters, both masonic and non-masonic that have supported our events and this includes our brethren from all of the Provinces that have travelled here to enter our events.