Freemasons help for the Samaritans


  • Canterbury Freemasons have recognised the hard work of the Canterbury branch of the Samaritans with a charitable donation.

    On the 29th October 2014, the St. Augustine Lodge hosted a social evening at which the Canterbury Branch of the Samaritans was guest of honour.  Gordon Holter, the Master of the Lodge presented a cheque for £1000 to the Branch Treasurer, Mr. James Mansell.

    The event was attended by members of the St. Augustine Lodge along with guests and visitors to celebrate the service that the Samaritans continue to provide in the region.  Mr Mansell thanked the Lodge on behalf of the Samaritans, whilst explaining the extraordinary lengths that volunteers go to, to ensure that the service remains in operation.

    Mr Mansell and W Bro Gordon Holter

    Freemasons across the country and further afield support many charitable causes, both nationally and internationally.  However, it is often overlooked the support they provide to local, smaller charities.  Each year, the incumbent Master of the Lodge will choose a charity to support.  In past years, other charities, such as Demelza House, Pilgrim’s Hospice and Home Start have benefitted in this way.

    Gordon Holter, said, ‘The Samaritans work tirelessly to provide support and help to many members of our community.  I hope that our donation will go in some way to support their efforts.’