The Recipients of the Autumn 2017 Charity Awards event

The Recipients of the Autumn 2017 Charity Awards event

On Saturday 28th of October 2017 the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity held its annual Charity Awards Celebration event. This year it was held in the splendid setting of the St George’s Centre at the University of Greenwich Medway Campus in Chatham.

200 people attended to see over £44,175 being donated to fifteen local charities. The Head of East Kent Freemasons, Provincial Grand Master Geoffrey Dearing, said: “The aim of the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity is to invest in a brighter future. It does this by helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our local communities by providing funding opportunities. In so doing it helps these local charities to continue their excellent work and make a difference to people’s lives. It is on occasions such as this, that we are proud to be able to play our part.”

Geoffrey also presented eight further grants, totalling £79,000, provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) – Freemasons’ national charity. This year, Freemasonry is celebrating its 300th anniversary and the MCF held a public vote to decide how to distribute £3 million of charity funding. This money was awarded to 300 charities throughout the UK, including grants to eight local charities.

For a full report and video clip of this event, please visit: www.cornwallisekfc.org