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The Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre needs your votes to receive £25,000 from West Kent Freemasons

We are appealing to all our Sponsors, Friends, Supporters, Volunteers, Visitors and ‘Dropper-inners’ to vote online to help us receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.​​

As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, and The Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre 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 , select the West Kent page and vote for the charity of their choice. The voting period is from Monday, 12 June until Monday, 31 July.
Polly Taylor, Co-Founder and Fundraiser at the Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre said:
“A grant of £25,000 would make a massive difference to the Centre. I would urge anyone and everyone to go online and vote for Pickering.  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.
Mark Estaugh, Provincial Grand Master from Province of West Kent Freemasons said:
“We are proud to be able to support many charities across West Kent Province, but in this special 300th 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.” 

To vote for The Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre to win up to £25,000, visit

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If your life is affected by cancer in any way and feel the need to talk and be with caring and friendly people, please drop in. There is no need to make an appointment, just come along.
We also provide a wide range of complementary therapies, such as reflexology, reiki, healing and massage; along with nutritional advice, yoga and counselling. All these are available free of charge.
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We need volunteers with all kinds of backgrounds and skills, including qualified and experienced complementary therapists, fundraisers and people to help with publicity, clerical tasks and making the tea! If you would like to help, please 'drop-in' to see us, or write or phone. We are always very grateful for donations; if you would like to support us in this way, please send a cheque made out to 'The Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre' to the postal address.

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Friday, July 28th, 2017
A Talk by Polly & Gaynor at the Nuffield, Tunbridge Wells
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Creaseys Annual Charity Rounders Tournament
Thursday August 3rd 5.45pm - 8.30pm
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Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
Denny's Fest Charity Day
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Friday, September 28th, 2017
All Day Garden Party kindly hosted by Sue Dossett
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Friday, October 27th, 2017
Blues Brothers Halloween Dinner at The Spa Hotel
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Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Rusthall Bonfire Night's 40th Anniversary

Thursday December 7th
Christmas Lunch
The Spa Hotel 12.00 - 17.00 in the Chandelier Restaurant
with a 3 Course Festive Lunch at £25.00 per person.

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