Even with the virus still about, East Kent Freemasons along with West Kent are continuing to support organisations in Kent like Kent Association for the Blind with a donation of £1500.

The head of East Kent Freemasons Neil Hamilton Johnstone said, “The organisation started in 1920 and supported around 900 people in response to servicemen blinded during the First World War, and now in 2020 they support over 12,500 people with a sight impairment. Their service helps people across Kent become more independent and we are pleased to help it continue”.

Kent Association for the blind believe that anyone who has a sight impairment should be able to live a fulfilled and independent life. They help make this a reality by providing comprehensive and personalised support services to people of any age and whenever they need our help. They also believe in the importance of the prevention of avoidable sight loss and work hard to promote the understanding of good eye health.

During the last 100 years of support, they have gathered a wealth of experience and expertise. They are committed to delivering quality and driving improvement informed by learning from the feedback they capture.

They make an impact in so many ways; from their rehabilitation services to providing training to healthcare professionals and assistive technology support. Their robust evaluations demonstrates how they positively change lives.

“We are so delighted to have the support from the East Kent and West Kent Masons and thank them wholeheartedly for their donation of £1,500. Their generosity will enable us to increase our befriending and counselling support services for people across Kent who have a sight impairment. These services are especially needed right now, where isolation and loneliness is unfortunately a big issue at the moment.” Lauren Wilsher, Fundraising Manager.

If you need to contact Kent Association for the blind.

Head Office Tel: 01622 691357
Head Office Email: enquiry@kab.org.uk


The photo below was taken outside and a social distance was observed at all times in relation to current Covid-19 guidelines. 

picture of the Provincial Grand Masters of East Kent, right, and West Kent left, holding a cheque for £1500

The photo above shows the Provincial Grand Master of West Kent (left) and our own Provincial Grand Master of East Kent (right) holding the cheques for £1500.