The I-Rock drop in centre which supports young people with mental health issues and the Royal Marsden Hospital each received £750 from the proceeds of a raffle and auction held at the Imperial Cadet Lodge’s Centenary Ladies Festival which took place at The Langham Hotel in Eastbourne recently and attended by 92 members, their ladies and guests.

The Centenary Master of the Lodge, W Bro. Colin Pearce and his Lady, Tatyana, are keen supporters of both charities. In her speech Tatyana spoke moving about the excellent work being done by both Charities. Said Tatyana, “The I. Rock recently won a prestigious award for their partnership working and co-production successes. I-Rock is a place where young people can seek support for mental health issues, wellbeing, housing, employment and education. And the Royal Marsden Hospital, the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment research and education, has touched the lives of so many Freemasons and their families”.

W Bro. Pearce added, “I am proud to be the Worshipful Master of this fine Lodge in what is their Centenary year. I am delighted that so many members, their partners and friends have supported the Lodge on this special occasion and their generosity will make a big impact on the lives of so many”

Founded by officers of London and Provincial Cadet Battalions in October 1917, The Imperial Cadet Lodge has been a major charity supporter donating £8000 to the recent Tercentenary Fund and £10,000 to the current London Fire Brigade Appeal.