East Lancashire Freemasons home in to help local family with £2,295 grant

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Chris and Jeni, the parents of River Wardley from Littleborough, who suffers from a life-threatening genetic condition, were delighted when East Lancashire Freemasons came to their rescue with a grant of £2,295

The Rochdale district team helped the family secure a desperately needed new home that is much better suited to their son’s River and Ocean and daughter Roxi-Blue.

River suffers from the extremely rare mutation on his CNK SR2 gene, which causes seizures, and intellectual attention and language deficits. He also has central and obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Hypermobility Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, ADHD and uncontrolled Epilepsy.

Rochdale District Chairman Doug Smith said: ‘When we heard about River, we wanted to do something positive.’

As a result, they secured a substantial grant from the East Lancashire Masonic Charity (ELMC) of £2,295 enabling the family to move River's specialist equipment and assist with prohibitive upfront rent costs, meaning the family can now move to a new home in Milnrow where their quality of life will be greatly improved.

District Charity Steward John Taylor added: ‘We really do like to help those in need and it is clear just how much this means to the whole family.’

Chris, Jenni, Roxi-Blue, River and Ocean can’t wait to make the move, and thanked East Lancashire Freemasons for their help and support.

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