The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity

Helping Local Charities In East Kent

200 people attended to see over £25,000 being donated to eighteen local charities.


On Saturday 17th of November 2018 the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity held its annual Charity Awards Celebration event. This year it was held in the splendid setting of the Weald of Kent Golf Club near Maidstone.

The Head of East Kent Freemasons, Neil Johnstone, said: “The aim of the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity is to invest in a brighter future. It does this by helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our local communities by providing funding opportunities. In so doing it helps these local charities to continue their excellent work and make a difference to people’s lives. It is on occasions such as this, that we are proud to be able to play our part.”

 The Mayor said “This is a complete surprise, I was not expecting this whatsoever. Today I have been both humbled at the work of all the charities involved and amazed at the work that Freemasons do in supporting the charities in their our local communities. Very much the unsung hero’s and deserving of the recognition that you are so entitled to”.

The Mayor

One person attending the event was His Worship the Mayor of Maidstone Councillor David Nahgi. The Mayor has a very busy schedule and through his term in office, he is collecting for the following charities: Princess Project, Maidstone Sea Cadets, West Kent Befriending Service, one of the recipients today and Snowflakes. In appreciation of his charitable work, Neil Johnstone was pleased to present an award to the Mayor.

Since the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity was launched 4 years ago, 131 good causes and charities have benefited from awards totalling in excess of  £272,000.

Thank you

After the Awards, the charities were able to meet and network with one another over a superb buffet lunch.

And so the Presentation takes place.