Celebrating 300 years

An auction held by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey has helped to raise £1,500 for Police Constable Keith Palmer’s family

The auction was held after a day’s golf and dining, organised by W Bro David Eager, and included a very poignant item – a framed Charlton Athletic FC football shirt which had been brought along by David’s son, Cliff Eager, who is a Safety Officer at Charlton.

Cliff Eager outlined that this shirt was a one-off design worn by all the players for a league match following the sad death of PC Palmer, who was on duty when the terror attack took place at the Houses of Parliament in March.

PC Palmer had been a Charlton Athletic season ticket holder for a number of years and this was one of the club’s tributes to him. The player who had worn this shirt had signed it and it also bore Keith’s Police Warrant Number.

The Surrey Masonic Sports Association had agreed to match the auction figure raised which was a £500 bid by Julian Whiteaker, after which Kevin and Beverley Field then donated a further £250 – making the final total raised £1,500 for PC Palmer’s widow and young daughter.

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