England/Essex Freemasons donate £40,000 to Romford YMCA

Essex Freemasons donate £40,000 to Romford YMCA
One of the children at Romford YMCA making a cup of tea for Rodney Bass, Provincial Grand Master for Essex Freemasons
who is accompanied by Emma Middleton (left). Photo: Essex Freemasons



(by Liam Coleman, Romford Recorder, 03 December 2018)



YMCA Romford has received a grant of £40,000 from Essex Freemasons for a project designed to help hundreds of children with learning difficulties across Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

The money, donated via the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), the Freemasons own charity, to YMCA Thames Gateway will help fund an “Early Years” project – and will be used to cover the salary of a family inclusion officer, a member of staff who helps to deliver the programme working alongside the early years team.

The YMCA, based in Rush Green Road, Romford, provides accommodation and health and wellbeing projects as well as training and education to young people and the wider community.

Through its early years services, the charity currently works with over 500 children through different pre and after school clubs across the boroughs.

Emma Middleton, fund-raising manager said: “This £40,000 grant from Essex Freemasons will make a huge difference to our work allowing us to pay for…



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Essex Freemasons donate £40,000 to Romford YMCA


Essex Freemasons donate £40,000 to Romford YMCA
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