Devon Freemasons have donated £7,500 to Devon Community Foundation to help support people in need across the county. Last week Sarah Yelland Deputy CEO of the foundation was delighted to be presented with the cheque by Ian Kingsbury JP. The Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire Freemasons.
The generous gift brings the total donated over the last 4 years to over £42,000 and will be allocated to the Foundation’s Community Grants, supporting hundreds of voluntary and community groups offering local people in need a helping hand.
Ian Kingsbury JP who was accompanied by Dr. Reuben Ayres the Devonshire Provincial Grand Charity Steward said “It is a delight for us as Freemasons to be able to assist such a worthwhile and important local organisation, helping them to reach out to those most in need in our local communities.”
Some examples of the groups that receive grants from the Community Grant pot:
Torbay – supporting a series of workshops for older women, empowering them to become involved in a range of activities, helping to build confidence and friendships.