The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity was honoured at the inaugural Kent Messenger Charity Team Partnership Awards staged in Sittingbourne on 26th February.
The winning organisations received accolades for playing a key role in helping the KM Charity Team deliver its range of services for schools and good causes.
The KM Charity Team – a charity separate from the KM itself – applied to the CEKFC in May 2015 for help in re-designing the computerised link they provide to schools with an emphasis on the “Walk to School” scheme.
This, and the other school-based initiatives which the KM Charity Team have championed, have been so successful that the system of communicating with those wanting to use, or find out more, about the schemes had to be made faster and more comprehensive. The quoted cost of the improvement was £9,000 towards which the CEKFC donated £500.
In addition to the very successful “Walk to school” scheme, the KM Charity Team also sponsors a Literacy Initiative to encourage reading among young people; a “Bright Sparks Award” to encourage the exposure to science in schools; and a ”School Masterchef” scheme to promote health and wellbeing in the county’s 700 schools.
The KM Charity Team raises money through applications for donations and by organising sponsored events such as a Big Bike Ride (50km or 100km); Golf Day; Assault Course Challenge (70% of the sponsorship goes to the charity chosen by the competing team); and a Dragon Boat race at Mote Park (100% of the sponsorship goes to the charity chosen by the competing team).
Maidstone Freemason Pat Thomas, a trustee of the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity, attended the Awards Ceremony on behalf of the CEKFC and was presented with a framed certificate and a glass plaque as tokens of their appreciation.
Photos courtesy of the Kent Messenger Charity Team.