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Staffordshire Freemasons donate £15,000 to disabled children

Friday, 13 August 2021

Staffordshire Freemasons, through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Freemasons' charity, have donated £15,000 to the Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children charity based in West Bromwich

The charity was founded in 2003 and supports physically disabled children as well as children with special needs and also their parents and siblings. They cater for children up to 8 years old and provide a wide variety of activities.

On Tuesday 9th August, John Lockley, the Head of Staffordshire Freemasons and Charity Steward Dr John Skellern caught up with the children and their parents as they met up for the first time since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, having hired the Blackwell Adventure Park in Worcestershire for a fun day out.

Together with Operations Manager Linda Lloyd and Activities Co-ordinator Sam Ward, they watched as the children took park in many exciting activities, including the 3G swing which allows children with parents to swing through the air at high speed, helping to overcome fear of heights and speed. Other attractions included a Tree Top walk where children are securely and safely hoisted into the tops of trees and along cat walks.

John Lockley said: ‘It is a pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves so much, the money is going to such a worthwhile cause. This charity gives wonderful support to the children and gives them experiences they would not otherwise enjoy.' Linda and Sam thanked John for the generous donation.