Tunbridge Wells Masonic Centre receives letter of thanks from the House of Commons for their vaccination efforts

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Gratefully received from the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP from the House of Commons, attached is a letter the Chairman of Tunbridge Wells Freemasons received yesterday thanking everybody for all the help that has been provided by Freemasons in assisting the vaccination centre; being run out of the Tunbridge Wells Masonic Centre. 

Since the start on 14th January there have been 24 full days of vaccinations with 17,200 Tunbridge Wells residents having been through the doors of the Masonic Centre to receive their vaccination.

The operating days for vaccine at Tunbridge Wells Masonic Centre (TWMC) will restart in March and in the interim the NHS delivery team will be taking the vaccinations out to those unable to leave there residence due to various medical reasons. TWMC will be the Hub for the NHS team to operate from so still important in the fight against Covid.

The membership of TWMC have carried out marshal duty’s in all weather. Snow, ice, temperatures as low as -5, rain, wind and even some sunshine!

Freemasons from just about every Lodge and Chapter meeting at TWMC are working together; have covered some 152 shifts (over 610 hours) of marshalling in 4 hours units. They have chatted with the public and have been ensuring the swift safe parking and marshalling of the public.

The happy band of 58 brethren suitably attired in hi-viz waistcoats complete with the West Kent Freemasonry logo have always given their time freely and promoted the masonic principles to the upmost. The next big push of vaccinations will need each and everyone of the brethren and their families to work together to support the amazing NHS team to get the job done.

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