This year Agricola Lodge No 4501 is pleased to support
The Masonic Fishing Charity. The Charity’s aim is to bring an interactive fishing and countryside experience to people with special needs.
It achieves this by running fishing events, both coarse and fly, at various fisheries. Participants are invited from special needs schools and centres; as well as people who have suffered trauma.
The East Kent Branch of the Charity organises 4 such events, at fisheries throughout the Province.
This is far more than just a days fishing though! It enables mentally disabled people to gain in confidence, meet new challenges and achieve tangible results; it helps disadvantaged people and those from harsh backgrounds to renew their confidence by meeting people and interacting with adults from outside their current experience; it helps physically disabled people (including war heroes and stroke victims) to participate and experience something that may otherwise be unavailable to them and it enables the Charity’s volunteers to give something back to the community and have some fun along the way.
The Masonic Fishing Charity is completely run by volunteers and is a non profit making enterprise.
You do not have to be a Freemason to help or take part in their activities.