East Kent Freemasons raise £20,000 to train two hospice nurses.

Cheque presentation at the end of the day

Cheque presentation at the end of the day

A wet, windy and cold Sunday morning in Ramsgate didn’t deter over 40 young and fit (or at least young at heart and fit in their imaginations) Freemasons from East Kent taking part in the Pilgrims’ Hospice “It’s a Knockout” event.

The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity challenged members and their Lodges to support an initiative to raise £10,000 to pay for the two-year training costs of a palliative care nurse. The Freemasons of East Kent embraced the challenge with gusto.

Lodges and Chapters from all over the Province sent team competitors to the event or made substantial donations to the appeal. Some entrants even gained personal sponsorship in order to boost the fundraising efforts.

On the day of the event, John Grumbridge, the Chairman of the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity, and the other Trustees, were able to present a cheque to The Pilgrims’ Hospice for £20,000, double the original figure, and enough to pay for the training of two nurses.

Despite the weather, the day was a great success with all present having a wonderful time, doing what East Kent Freemasons and the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity do best; supporting local causes. And having fun doing some very silly things!

The Trustees of the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity thank everyone involved for their support in raising such an amazing amount of money and taking part in such a fun day out.