For a number of years Loyal Monmouth has been involved in collecting £20 donations from Members of the Lodge at this time of year towards food parcels for families in Monmouth less fortunate that ourselves.
Over the years we have enjoyed the support of our local #Waitrose store in this annual project. This year, however, they have gone one step further (please see the email below) and funded the whole exercise. This is a wonderful gesture and enables us to utilise the funds collect for other needy causes.
The Master of St George’s Lodge, Yestyn Jones, has presented a cheque to Emma, mother of little Jacob for £4500.00 to help in Jacob’s fight against the very rare form of cancer that he has.
Jacob is having treatment in America and he is off for more treatment next Saturday.
The Members of St George’s Lodge are very proud that they were involved in raising this magnificent amount of money to help little Jacob.
The donation from St Georges Lodge was boosted by a cheque from Glyn Ebbw Lodge who donated a further £125.00. This was further enhanced by a donation of £500 from the Mark Degree – making a total of £5125.00, Presented to Jacob’s mum on the night.
L-R Worshipful Master Yestyn Jones (St George’s Lodge), Jacob’s mum Emma & Little Jacob.
Both the Provincial Grand Master and Deputy Provincial Grand Master were very pleased to present the cheque to Hazel Diamond of Newport Mind. Newport Mind is a mental health organisation based in the city of Newport, South Wales and are part of Local Mind Associations in England and Wales.
Newport Mind works for the better mental health of people in Newport by providing a range of services and believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.
For young people, aged 11 to 25, they have a number of different services. These include recovery-focused individual support, self-management courses, peer mentor support, and individual support for young people undergoing transitions (such as changing schools, starting college, or moving to adult mental health services).
They also provide support for families within Newport through individual work, group work and family sessions, aiming to increase resilience within the family, enabling them to make positive changes to their emotional and mental wellbeing. This service is part of the Wellbeing Strand in the Families First Project, and is provided in conjunction with Newport City Council.
Hazel Diamond of mine said ‘ all of us at Mind Newport are very grateful to the Freemasons of Monmouthshire for their generous donation’.
For more information on the fantastic work they do visit the Newport Mind website http://bit.ly/MindNewport
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