A united band of brethren from both Wivenhoe and Colchester Masonic Centres were joined by the 1st Wivenhoe Scout Group members on the 14th April 2022 at Wivenhoe Masonic Hall for a special presentation
Two of the Scouts, Tillman and Charlie accompanied by their leader, Karen Pilgrim, were presented with a cheque for £2,000 to go towards the cost of sending the Explorer Scouts to the World Scouting Jamboree in South Korea in 2023.
Watch the video interview in which both Tillman and Charlie expressed their delight at the donation by the Essex Freemasons and highlighted how it would not only help them but also Scouts from disadvantages background to attend the event in South Korea.
Paul Fell and Bob Needham, the Secretaries of Ostrea and Colne Lodges respectively, were key in bringing the cause to light. In their video interview they explained that over nine Freemasons Lodges from the Wivenhoe and Colchester Centres were involved in donating to this very worthy cause.
Neil Anthony, the Centre Communications Officer for Colchester, Wivenhoe & Brightlingsea Masonic Centres added 'I was pleased to have been present and been part of demonstrating the strength that joint charity drives between local centres can have a proactive and positive effect on those recipients of it.'