Western County Primary School, Harrogate
Community groups all over Yorkshire have received a portion of a £27,650 charity giveaway, courtesy of the Freemasons.
Grants varying in size from £450 to £4,000 have been distributed to 14 different worthy causes, including youth and sports clubs, schools, charities and specialist care centres via the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s (PGM) Fund.
Every year this fund – which has been supporting community organisations since 1987 – awards grants totalling £200,000. Nominees are selected by individual Masonic Lodges with grants presented four times a year.
Those to receive grants this quarter include:
Platform 1, a men’s mental health charity helping recovery by way of work, located in Huddersfield, has been granted £4,000 towards IT equipment to assist educating men with mental health problems.
Western County Primary School, Harrogate, has been awarded £4,000 towards providing playground space for children
Holme Valley Transport Scheme, Holmfirth, has been given £3,000 towards the cost of replacing their old minibus
£3,500 has been given to the Macmillan Cancer Support team in Doncaster, in conjunction with Doncaster Royal Infirmary, to provide and equip a ‘Doncaster Information Pod’ in the main entrance to the hospital
Love Toast and Coffee Community Café, Leeds, has been awarded £3,300 to help towards purchasing a new washing machine, tumble drier, commercial dishwasher, hand drier and baby changing unit
David S Pratt, The Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding, said: “We are proud once again to be able to provide support to these organisations through the PGM’s Fund.
“All are worthy in their own unique way, and all are superb organisations doing important work within their local communities. Now, thanks to the help of our members and lodges who contribute to this fund, we are able to provide them with financial support.”
The Province of Yorkshire West Riding is based on the old West Riding, geographically ranging from Sheffield in the South to Ripon in the North and Goole in the East to Waddington in the West.
Additional information regarding the Freemasons Province of Yorkshire West Riding is available from its website www.wrprovince.org.uk
For Further Information, please contact:
David Simister, Different PR, on 08453 892 626