The Great Work Continues

For many, the onset of this awful pandemic at the start of the year meant we had to slow down or even stop our usual activities. 

For many many Freemasons across the country, this meant our regular meetings had to be put on hold. So other ways had to be found in order to keep in touch with the members of the lodge and to keep supporting those charities we hold so dear to our hearts. 

Picture of Graham handing over a cheque for £500 to Gillingham Salvation Army

So how did St Marys’ Gillingham Green Lodge get on?

 

We’ve Raised over £3800

 So Far!

TECHNOLOGY!

The lodge has been making the use of video technology like Zoom and Google Meet.

They arrange a meeting with the lodge members in which they catch up on how everyone is keeping, make sure that the members of safe and well and not in need of anything.

At 9 O’clock pm they raise a glass and toast “Absent Brethren”, a tradition that takes place in all lodges across the globe, remembering those “Brethren” (members) who have sadly passed away and joined the Grand Lodge above.

During the get-together, a raffle is held, each member donates £10, 2 bottles of wine are then raffled and the proceedings are then donated to charity.

Here is a list of the Charities that have benefitted from the fantastic work carried out by the members of the lodge.

  • £250 Medway Foodbank
  • £200 Medway Street Angels
  • £230 The Royal British Legion
  • £200 Refuge £230 Home Start Medway
  • £250 Wisdom Hospice £240 Hi Kent
  • £250 Abigail’s Footsteps
  • £225 North Kent Mind
  • £250 My Shining Star
  • £230 KAB
  • £235 Porchlight
  • £500 Gillingham Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal
  • £600 Chatham Salvation Army Christmas Dinner Appeal

With the next raffle scheduled for the beginning of January 2021, it will take the total to over a staggering £4000

 I am sure that everyone would like to congratulate St Mary’s Gillingham Green Lodge and thank them for the donations.

SO what has your lodge done? Let us know and we will let everyone know.