On Wednesday 29th July, we were delighted to welcome Bob Dixon, Lodge Secretary from Pallant Cork Lodge to our Centre. A Cork Lodge is a “fun” or “side” degree in Freemasonry.

Bob explained that Pallant Cork Lodge is based in Chichester and started in January 2019 with just six members. ‘The corks’ now have 55 members and they are dedicated to charitable fundraising whilst having fun!

Bob was happy to tell me about all the fundraising activities that the Lodge run throughout the year.  These include fines for not carrying a pocket Cork at all times. Unfortunately, I was unable to fine Bob on the day as he had his with him!

With the members united efforts, they were able to donate over £3500 last year to local charities and worthy causes.

If you would like to read more about Pallant Cork Lodge and the other worthy causes that they have supported, please visit www.owerslightlodge.org.uk

Ferring Country Centre was lucky enough to be nominated by Paul Swarbrick and 4 other members to receive financial assistance from the Lodge during the Covid pandemic.

Hannah tombs, Chief Executive Officer and Sam Kirk, Head of Communications were very thankful to receive a cheque for £250 on behalf of the Ferring Country Centre.

We would like to thank Pallant Cork Lodge and all their members for their generous support. Like many charities in these unprecedented times, we have, and continue to suffer, a loss of income and our costs persist.  Donations like this are invaluable in allowing our charity to continue to provide vital support to adults with learning disabilities.