Within the masonic community, families supported by the MCF who have children under the age of twenty-five in full-time education can apply for additional funding for extracurricular activities
The Masonic Charitable Foundation has supported Chris and Marina, and their children Tanya, Natasha and Rhys following Chris’ redundancy.
‘When things got hard for us, my wife wanted me to seek help – but I was stubborn. Then things got even harder, and that’s when I picked up the phone,’ explained Chris. ‘The MCF covered the cost of gymnastics, dancing and swimming lessons for the children.
‘All three are doing well because of the classes – especially Rhys. Now seven, he leads other children in the pre-school class and just won silver in his first competition.’