1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group needs your votes!
1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group needs your votes to receive £25,000 from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Freemasons.
1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group is appealing to all its friends, supporters and service users to vote online to help them receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons. As part of the Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, and the 1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group is one of those selected.
Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant, but the public vote will determine how much they receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000. Those who want to vote should visit the MCF website mcf.org.uk/vote, select the Hampshire & Isle of Wight page and vote for the charity of their choice.
The voting period is from Monday, June 12th until Monday July 31st. Mr. Pat Tiller, Chairman at 1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group said:
“A grant of £25,000 would make a huge difference to our work. I would urge anyone and everyone to go online and vote for the 1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group. Please remember that every single vote counts.”
The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons and their families. It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country. Michael Wilks, Provincial Grand Master from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Freemasons said:
“We are proud to be able to support many charities across Hampshire & Isle of Wight, but in this special 300 th anniversary year we want to involve the public, as well as local Freemasons, in deciding which of the nominated charities should benefit most. I urge everyone to visit the website and vote.”