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Somerset chapter donates £1,000 to children's charity

Monday, 25 June 2018

Marine Chapter No. 232 in Somerset has donated £1,000 to the Springboard Opportunity Group, a charity which supports children from birth to five-years-old with additional needs and disabilities, and their families

Springboard was started by a small group of parents in 1986 who needed help with their young children who all had disabilities, and now provides a vital service for around 100 children per week.

Liz Smith, Springboard Business Manager, said: 'We depend heavily on support from the community to enable us to continue to work with children and families.

'We recently made a difficult decision that our minibus had come to the end of its useful life. This generous donation will be used to take children from our base on outings around the local area, using hired minibuses or community transport.'

Matt Westley, MEZ, and Second Principal Peter Harris, H, presented the cheque for £1,000 to the Springboard Opportunity Group at their Masonic Hall in Clevedon, Somerset.