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Intensive care staff get eggs-tra boost thanks to East Kent Freemasons

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Staff in the Intensive care unit at William Harvey Hospital received a treat for the Easter Weekend, as Charlie Miller delivered over £350 worth of Easter Eggs on behalf of East Kent Freemasons

Although Charlie is not yet a Freemason, he applied to join and was due to become a member of Snargate Lodge in May this year however, due to the coronavirus this has been delayed.

He was discussing the plight of a intensive care nurse he knew with a member of the Lodge in Dover, suggesting he was going to donate some money to buy treats for the staff at the hospital. Within a day members of Snargate lodge and Military Jubilee Chapter decided to back him with donations and he also gained the backing of Tesco’s in Folkestone and Ashford.

Charlie, whose occupation is an HGV driver for a recycling company, lives in Peen Nr Folkestone.

He said: 'My friends’ wife is an intensive care nurse at Ashford, and she is working to and demanding schedule, so it seemed appropriate that a little something may bring some lite relief and I thought of Easter eggs. 

'I decided he wanted to become a Freemason because I knew someone who was a member and they enjoyed it. I also wanted to be involved in the charity side as well as the fun and friendship of the organisation.'