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CALM Appeal

W.Bro Roland Stokes, PAGDC
Provincial Grand Charity Steward
roland.stokes1@btinternet.com
Home: 01622 873390 Mobile: 07836 722854
May 2018

Dear Brother and Companion Charity Steward,
Following a very successful year with the CALM Appeal, which raised more than our £60,000 target, it has been decided to launch a ‘Match Funding’ exercise with the balance.
The Total Balance available for Match Funding is £83,506

The Match Funding will work as follows:
Any Lodge or Chapter that has donated to the CALM Appeal will be able to apply. We will match donations up to £500, providing the Lodge or Chapter has voted in an open Lodge or Chapter meeting, until the surplus funds of the CALM Appeal have been exhausted!
Each Lodge or Chapter will only be able to receive ONE match funding.
The recipient should be a local Charity or good cause, preferably within West Kent.

Once the Application Form (click HERE for the Application Form) has been received and providing the above criteria has been met, the Appeal Team and the APGM of the Lodge group or the DepGSupt for Chapters will consider the petition and decide if match funding is appropriate. For your information, the recipient does not necessarily need to be a registered charity.
Sincerely & Fraternally
Roland Stokes
Provincial Grand Charity Steward

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Community Appeal for Local Mayors

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Community Appeal for Local Mayors

For your information, the agreed Charities as chosen by the six Mayors within our Province are shown below. I am confident that your support of “CALM” will ensure we reach out target of £10,000.00 for each Mayor.

Bromley:
1. Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid – they provide services to anyone fleeing domestic abuse in Bromley. This includes prevention, outreach and refuge services.
2. Bromley Homeless Shelter – A project run by Churches together in Central Bromley to help homeless people, with an emphasis on those who have a connection with Bromley.

Sevenoaks:
1. Sevenoaks Breast Cancer Support Group.
2. Funding for a drop-in centre in the Stag Theatre, providing support for family members of breast cancer sufferers and also for young people within the community.

Tonbridge & Malling:
1. Age UK Tonbridge – Dementia Care Unit
2. Ellenor – UK’s First Children’s Hospice at Home

Dartford:
1. Home Start – a charity that provides support for under-privileged families
2. MIND – the mental health charity
3. Arrow Riding Centre at Dartford

Tunbridge Wells:
1. DAVSS – A local charity which provides support for people in the Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks areas working to end domestic violence against both men and women.

Bexley:
1. Bexley Literacy Awards – A scheme to promote reading within schools across the borough.
2. Parkinson’s Disease Society – Bexley Branch

   PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF WEST KENT    West Kent Freemasons

Community Appeal For Local Mayors

Brethren & Companions,

Below are 10 bullet points briefly explaining what the CALM Appeal is all about and we hope that you will be able to use this in your presentation to your Lodge or Chapter.

CALM APPEAL

  • CALM STANDS FOR “COMMUNITY APPEAL FOR LOCAL MAYORS”.
  • SUPPORTING THE CHOSEN CHARITIES OF THE SIX LOCAL MAYORS IN OUR PROVINCE.
  • THIS WILL BE THE LAST MINI APPEAL BEFORE THE NEXT FESTIVAL.
  • THE APPEAL TARGET IS TO BE £60,000, EQUALLING £10,000 FOR EACH MAYOR.
  • ANY MONIES OVERSUBSCRIBED WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A MATCH FUNDING BASIS UP TO THE VALUE OF £250 FOR THE YEAR 2018.
  • THERE ARE NO INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OR LODGE/CHAPTER TARGETS AND NO AWARDS SO PLEASE GIVE FREELY.
  • WE ARE CONTINUING THE PRINCIPLE WORK OF BEING INVOLVED WITH OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES VIA THE MAYORS’ CHARITIES.
  • INFORMATION REGARDING THE MAYORS’ CHOSEN CHARITIES WILL BE RELEASED IN LATE MAY.
  • CALM EVENTS WILL BE ORGANISED DURING THE WHOLE YEAR, HOPEFULLY INVOLVING THE SAID MAYORS
  • APPEAL BEGINS 2nd MAY 2017 UNTIL 31st APRIL 2018

A message from our Provincial Grand Master

Brethren & Companions,

As part of our Tercentenary Celebrations, and to build much stronger links with our local communities, I announced on 2 May that the West Kent Freemasons will be donating £10,000 to every Mayor in our Province – to support their individual Charity Appeal – during the 2017/18 financial year.   The six boroughs are Bromley, Bexley, Dartford, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Royal Tunbridge Wells.
It is my hope, and that of our Provincial Charity Steward and his team, that you will give this Appeal the same tremendous support you have given to my previous requests for TLC, MTSFC and PGDofKC.
We will announce the charities the respective Mayors are supporting in early June and we will arrange presentation evenings at the Centres within each borough throughout the year.
Any amount raised over the £60,000 will be distributed to any other Charities your Lodge or Chapter has supported on a match funding basis up to £250.
This will be the last appeal the Province will make before we go into the next Festival

Yours sincerely & fraternally,
Mark Estaugh
Provincial Grand Master

Make a one off, or regular donation to the Appeal: https://mcf.org.uk/donate/
Enter Relief Chest number
E0167. It is very simple to do.
Once done they send you a letter confirming everything.


How to Make Donations

  • THE BEST AND EASIEST WAY IS VIA BANK TRANSFER.

Province of West Kent Fund Raising Account :
Sort code :   30-84-51
A/c No:         61343868
Please put your lodge No  “L…..” or Chapter No  “C…….” as a reference and email the “
CALM” treasurer the amount paid in to head123@btinternet.com
You will receive an electronic acknowledgement thanking you for your kind donation.

  • CALM RELIEF CHEST.

To our CALM Relief Chest via your own Relief Chest.
The
”CALM” Relief chest number is E0167. Please use the Green form (when transferring monies from one relief chest to another you do NOT require a Charity number) and then post to Great Queen Street, NOT OAKLEY HOUSE.
Please take a copy of the Green form and send/email it to our Treasurer so we are aware of your intentions.
You can m
ake a one off, or regular donation to the Appeal: https://mcf.org.uk/donate/
Enter Relief Chest number E0167; it is very simple to do.
Once done they send you a letter confirming everything.

  • BY CHEQUE

 Cheques made payable to the “West Kent Fund Raising Account“
Please send to :
CALM Appeal Treasurer
John W Head
93 Farmcombe Road
Tunbridge Wells TN2 5DJ
DO NOT
make cheques out to “The Calm Appeal” as they will be returned.
Please include a note saying which Lodge or Chapter is making the donation and an e-mail contact address for the acknowledgement.
For all payment queries please contact the Treasurer, John Head:
head123@btinternet.com     Phone: 01892 524967 /  07805 148330

  • ONLINE

You can also donate directly into the CALM APPEAL Relief Chest.
If you or any of your members wish to make a one-off or regular donations to the Appeal they can now do so directly at the following link:
https://everydayhero.co.uk/event/e0167 and click on donate.
You will receive a confirmation when you make the donation online, and an acknowledgement will be sent out in due course. Online donations will receive immediate email confirmation, and a written acknowledgement within 3 weeks.

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