Dungeness lifeboat receives donation from Romney Marsh Freemasons
At the Dungeness lifeboat training evening on Wednesday 14 September, the Worshipful Master from the local Romney Marsh Freemasons Lodge, John King presented a cheque for £500 to Roger Gillett, the lifeboat operations manager of the lifeboat station.
John remarked that the RNLI was such a valuable and worthy organisation in the community for rescue and saving lives at sea. The donation is a combination of raising funds locally in Freemasons Lodges in their relevant communities and fundmatching from the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons charity and no doubt the support and donations will continue to this and other worthy causes.
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