The Masters Charity List 2018 - 2019

The masters charity this year will be the R.N.L.I.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coast of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as some inland waterways.

The Masters Charity List 2017 - 2018

Kayleigh Fletcher receiving a cheque from Barbara Oliver from money raised during Tony Oliver's year as Master of Shoeburyness Lodge accompanied by Charity Steward W.Bro Ian Hunt and DC W.Bro Roy Bryant.

Cancer is no respecter of age, gender or creed and to this end we need the best treatment that can be obtained to help us combat and cope with this devastating disease.

In this area we are blessed with a first class oncology department at Southend Hospital and an efficient, knowledgeable and caring unit for chemotherapy, The Carlingford Unit.

Having received treatment in this unit is my reason for my charity support during my year as Master. I hope that all who can, will give their full support.

W/Bro Tony Oliver

The Masters Charity List 2016 - 2017

The charity that I am supporting in my year as Master is Myeloma Uk.
Myeloma Uk ( the only charity in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma, a bone marrow cancer for which there is no cure, but many very effective treatments.They are dedicated to improve care and ultimately finding a cure.

They receive no government funding and rely entirely on voluntary donations.
This is a very personal decision as unfortunalty my wife, Marie has Myeloma.
WBro. Ian Hunt


On Wednesday 14th February, after a very good initiation ceremony for our newest brother, the IPM W.Bro Ian Hunt was extremely pleased to present a cheque for £2000.00 to his chosen charity Myeloma UK.


The donation was received on behalf of Myeloma UK, by Katrina Maitland and Rachel Tolley, senior haematology nurses at Southend University Hospital cancer day wards accompanied by Marie Pehaligon-Hunt, the IPM,s wife who is living with Myeloma.


After a short talk on Myeloma by the nurses and a thank you to the brethren for the support by Marie Penhaligon-Hunt, W.Bro Ian Hunt presented the ladies with the cheque together with bunches of red roses (just to make Valentine's Day)

The Masters Charity List 2015 - 2016

This year in my capacity as Master of the Lodge I will be supporting a local charity called D.I.A.L Southend (    


The Disability Information Advice Line are an organisation run by disabled people for disabled people, giving advise and support to all those living with long term health conditions and their unpaid carers.  They help with the many challenges the disabled may have to face, whether it's to do with access, work and employment, benefits, housing or specialised equipment.

DIAL Southend is the voice and ears of Southend’s disabled community

WBro Roy Kevin Blyther

The Masters Charity List 2014 - 2015.

The Charity that I am supporting during my year is Southend Mencap’s ‘The Music Man Project’.  

Within three years The Music Man Project has become the UK’s only full time permanent music education service specifically for people with a learning disability.

The Music Man Project operates a Special School Music Hub for children, daily music classes for adults, teaching, consultancy, training for schools, colleges and care homes, along with the continuation of the Saturday Southend Mencap Music School that was founded in 2001. It has been commended by the Prime Minister for its ability to change lives, and has potential to be duplicated across the country. OFSTED has described The Music Man Project as outstanding for its work in Special Schools.

The Music Man Project aims to provide the same quality of music education, enjoyment and opportunities to perform as afforded to the “mainstream”, and to all ages.

 A short film about the recent concert at the Cliffs Pavilion can be viewed here

 London Palladium: One Special Night (Episode 1) can be viewed here

 The Music Man Project Presents: "Music is Magic" can be viewed  here

WBro. T. G. Jewell PPGSwdB