East Kent Provincial News 2014

Music Matters - Catching More Lives

Concert to Raise Funds for Catching Lives

Tony Eldridge & Janet Mander jointly present a cheque to Terry Gore from Catching Lives

It's truly wonderful how well things can go when Brethren work together to support a worthwhile cause.

Members of Simon Langton Lodge No 7586 and the Sir Edward Elgar Lodge No 9837, together with partners and friends who sing with the City of Canterbury Chamber Choir, held a concert recently to raise funds for the "Catching Lives” charity in Canterbury.

The concert was sponsored by the Simon Langton Lodge and held in St Peter’s Methodist Church Canterbury, where the Minister, the Rev Geoff Boxer, gave the church for rehearsals and the concert at no charge.

Celebrating Harvest and Thanksgiving in music, the concert was dedicated to help the many in society who need special support.

"Catching Lives” work tirelessly to help the vulnerable, and those who have nowhere secure to live and may often be without enough to eat, making a real difference in Canterbury and the surrounding area.

Tony Eldridge, Secretary of the Sir Edward Elgar Lodge and Janet Mander, Choir Treasurer, jointly presented a cheque for £800 to Terry Gore, the manager of the charity’s Open Centre in Canterbury. Thanking them for the donation, Terry volunteered that he was also receiving sterling support from the "Masons in Faversham"! See our earlier article.

After the presentation, and quoting from the Psalms, Tony said: “how good and pleasant it is for Brethren to work together in unity”.

Read more about the work of “Catching Lives” at: www.catchinglives.org