The Provincial Charity Steward of The Province of West Kent (Roland Stokes) recently presented a portable Defibrillator (AED) to Lesnes Park Junior Park Run on behalf of the Masonic Province of West Kent.

Mandy Portman of Junior Parkrun expressed the groups pleasure in receiving such a wonderful gift. She said that this would enable the junior park runs to continue, as without this essential lifesaving equipment they would eventually have had to cease… She also said that “we hope we never have to use it in anger, but knowing it is there is the best feeling ever”

They gave us a briefing on the aims and work of Parkrun which does such good in the community by bringing people of all ages and abilities together in a healthy activity.

If you have not already been to see this wonderful resource in action do go!

Mark Estaugh, Provincial Grand Master of West Kent Freemasons, said: “I’m very pleased we’ve been able to help the Lesnes Abbey Woods Junior Parkrun to continue their valuable contribution to the health and wellbeing of their community.”