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Freemasons in Kent describe their charity work

For years Freemasons have been seen as a secret society whose purpose and rules are hidden from public view. It's thought they started in the Middle Ages as guilds to protect the work of the stonemasons' craft.

Now, though, they are trying to be more open and highlight the work they do for charity - raising more than £300,000 last year in Kent alone.

We were joined from the Temple of the Masonic Centre in Canterbury by Richard Carney who has been a Freemason for 34 years, and Hazel Damiral, who is a member of the Honourable Fraternity of Lady Freemasons.