The Lancaster and Morecambe Deaf Children’s Society have received much needed support, in the form of £886, from the Lancaster and District Masonic Group and the Morecambe Masonic Fellowship in West Lancashire
The chair of the charity, Helen Whitehouse, remarked that they had been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the Freemasons. She said: 'We do struggle to keep funds coming in and only plan according to our means, these donations will help us book two very significant events.
'The first is a day of outdoor activities at Bendrigg Lodge, Kendal. These types of activities help to build confidence and self-esteem, whilst developing communication skills and support friendships between the children and parents within the group. The second activity is for ‘Music and the Deaf’, a performing group, to come and lead the children in a Christmas-themed workshop later in the year.'
On being presented with two cheques, one for £700 from Jim Wilson, representing the Lancaster and District Masonic Group, and another for £186 from Tom Hunter, representing Morecambe Masonic Fellowship, Helen expressed a huge thank you to everyone and later commented that the support of local Freemasons has been invaluable and has made a huge impact.