Dungeness lifeboat receives donation from the local Romney Marsh Freemasons Lodge
At the Dungeness lifeboat crew 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 LOM (lifeboat operations manager) of the lifeboat station.
John remarked that the RNLI was such a valuable and worthy organisation in our 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.
Lifeboat Operations Manager Roger Gillett accepts donation from The Worshipful Master John King surrounded by lifeboat crew, shore crew, brethren and their wives from the Romney Marsh Lodge
(photo by Judith Richardson, Dungeness RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer)
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