(by Lorna Thompson, Grampian Online, August 12, 2020)
Moray School Bank has received a timely donation from local Freemasons ahead of schools going back tomorrow.
The school bank says it has seen more and more Moray families struggle this year with drops in household income as an impact of the pandemic. The resultant high demand comes as its funding has been hit after regular backers rerouted funds towards other pressing Covid-19 response efforts.
Debbie Kelly, development co-ordinator from the school bank, was delighted to receive a donation of £1000 from Ron Fowler, provincial grand master of the Freemasons of Moray and Nairn, on August 1. The funds came from the provincial grand lodge reserves after the suspension of all fundraising activity.
Debbie said the money will be used to buy school shoes and jumpers for local children – with each uniform costing around …