Dr. Clive Hallett a member of the Lodge St George Bahrain No 7389 had his head shave in the George Hotel in Ashford last Sunday following donations on-line over the last three months. He reached his target of £1000 already by Christmas Eve and took the plunge for a winter shearing carried out with artistic flair by Michelle Messenger of Shumi Hairdressers.
In addition to the total of £1350 raised on behalf of the East Kent Freemasons 2025 Festival, a further £100 pounds was raised on the day for Macmillan cancer support.
Macmillan take the time to understand a person, so that they can provide the support, tools and inspiration needed to find the best way through. Because everyone’s cancer journey is unique.
Directly afterwards Steve Horner, a regular at the George, stepped up to the oche and raised a further £100 for Karoben Farm of Smarden who provide valued support to adults with special needs.
Karoben Works in partnership with KCC, aiming to ensure Each student gets to build up a set of attributes, skills and knowledge to ensure they have the capability of being effective in community and in the workplace to the benefit of themselves, their employer or in a work placement and the wider economy.
A rural farm setting providing opportunities for those with physical and learning disabilities aged 16 – 65 to engage with farm animals, plants, horses & donkeys, developing life skills to enhance independence, achieve goals and aspirations.
Dr Hallett said, “A big thank you to all those who have given support, the Lodge St. George Bahrain, friends, family and colleagues for their donations and to Steve and Angie Gardiner, landlords of The George for hosting this for us.