Group 8 Quiz (Liberty)

Lodges and Chapters in Group 8 join forces, but why?

On Saturday 30th April Lodges and Chapters of Group 8 joined forces to financially support local charity ‘Hygiene Bank’.

The support came in the form of a Charity Quiz (the first to be held in the Group).

Meeting at the Margate Masonic Centre, teams including one from the Hygiene Bank took part in the ‘Chairmans Challenge’ dining on a fish and chip supper.

Some of the Lodges fielded 2 Teams which meant competition was tough, but the combined efforts made for a very enjoyable evening with friendly inter-lodge banter and gave an opportunity for the Group’s membership to jointly raise funds for a very worthwhile cause while.

It was generally thought that inviting the supported charity to enter a team enhanced the funds raised.

Winners of the evening were the Union Lodge ‘B’ team and will hold on to the trophy for the next year.

The non-masonic team winners were the Hygiene Bank and were presented with bottles of wine.

As a result of an evening of light heartedness the Group was able to donate £1000 to the charity.

Group 8 Quiz players all enjoying themselves
Group 8 Quiz players all enjoying themselves


Photographs show Group Chairman Jim Mason with Liberty Jones (Local charity representative Hygiene Bank), (Main Image top)

Group Charity Coordinators Ray Hazelton (Craft) and Nigel Mann (Chapter).

Quizzers on the evening. (above)

Group 8 Quiz - Presentation
Group Chairman Jim Mason presenting the ‘Chairman’s Challenge’ trophy to members of Union Lodge and their Worshipful Master, at the Lodge’s Lodge of Instruction Supper.

Who are and what is the Hygiene Bank?

The Hygiene Bank, believe it is not right that feeling clean should be a luxury or a privilege for anyone in our society, yet many are living in poverty and cannot afford to stay clean. That is why the network of projects exists – to give people access to the basics they need.

They are a grassroots, people-powered charity and social movement, grounded in community. Their passion stems from the injustice that people may be unable to fully participate in society due to hygiene poverty. This is why they work to inspire social change.


What is Hygiene Poverty?

Many people locked in poverty or those who find themselves in times of crisis often experience restricted options. This leaves them caught between being able to heat their home, pay their rent, buy food or keep clean. Hygiene poverty can be shaming, humiliating and excluding and can result in social isolation.

It can lead to a lack of confidence and can negatively affect good health and mental well-being which can impact early childhood development, learning, employability and social interaction.

The above information has been taken from the Charities website, more information can be found by visiting their main site at,



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