RNLI Sheerness

Members of Queensborough Lodge No 3893 pledged £600 in support of the crews of the local Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station. This generous offer was made specifically to help equip newly trained crew members with new personal protective equipment and further training.

The trustees of CEKFC were pleased to match fund the sum pledged with a further £250, the total donation amounting to £850.  This is a wonderful example of local Freemasons together with the CEKFC supporting those volunteers who bravely make the coastline safer for seafarers and the local community.

In the group photo from left to right is the IPM of Queensborough Lodge No 3893 Worshipful Brother Chris Collier, Andy Barnes (Coxswain), Robin Castle MBE (retired coxswain), Worshipful Brother Steve Spoor (mechanic), Kim Brashier and Josh Brum who are trainee crewmembers.

Kim is also photographed modelling the equipment we have helped fund. The third photo gives an idea of the costs involved to provide crews with the equipment they require.

WBro Ian Addis Charity Steward of Queensborough Lodge said, ‘The CEKFC match funded another donation from Queensborough Lodge during the Covid pandemic, with the latest donation and with your help we have raised £1190 for the Sheerness Lifeboat’.

Subsequent evaluations have shown that all members experienced improved feelings of wellbeing and were now confident in overcoming physical activity barriers and challenges with the support of the weekly classes. This has increased the confidence of members helping them find ways to be more physically active away from the classes.  They also developed new friendships and felt a sense of personal accomplishment by attending the classes.

A picture of Peter West presenting the cheque to Dot Fisk the Group Coordinator.
an online class taking place