Following a successful year as the President of Dover Castle Lodge of East Kent Freemasons, Gary Leroy Marsh and his wife Jane held a “*white table” meeting at the Dover Masonic Centre, in Snargate Street, Dover on Friday 28th February 2020.
The meeting had two functions, to formally hand over the two charity donations to the RNLI and also to Pilgrims Hospice. Whilst also opening its doors to non-masons who may be interested in joining the lodge and Freemasonry in general.
Having raised a fabulous £2000 from their social events over the past year, the President together with his Lady chose to support the local lifeboat station, having spent his career on the sea, and Pilgrims Hospice as the recipients of the charitable donations.
Karen Kenward received the donation on behalf of the Pilgrims Hospice, the hospice team, work with patients to help manage their symptoms, also support them to cope with the changes in their life, give practical advice and help them think about the future.
Andy Milton received a cheque on behalf of the RNLI. Dover lifeboat helps safeguard the busiest shipping lanes in the world, lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service.
There were over 60 in attendance at Dover Castle lodge for the event which also succeeded in recruiting two expressions of interest to join the Freemasons, including one for the Lady Masons as well.
The President of the lodge would like to thank everyone for their support over the past year and for helping to raise such a great amount for these two charities that do so much for our local community.
* A White Table meeting, sometimes also called a Wide Table meeting, is a lodge meeting that invites not only Freemasons but non-freemasons as well. This includes partners, wives, friends and family. It is quite normal to have a talk from an outside group to give a short presentation. Followed by the traditional Festive Board/ Meal.