Crystal Lodge support local charity

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“Terry Smith, this years Master of The Crystal Lodge of Freemasons recently presented a cheque for £500  on behalf of The Monmouthshire Masonic Trust Fund to Gavin Mote, Operations Manager of Growing Space  a registered mental health charity founded in 1992, which provides real work skills and a support network to help adults with mental ill health reach goals and improve their quality of life. Based in Newport,  within the  grounds of Tredegar House  training is provided in Horticulture, Woodwork, ITC, Craft and a work based learning programme leading to accreditation.

Terry said that he was delighted to present this award to such a worthy cause and Gavin Mote gratefully received it stating that the money would be used to purchase much needed therapy products.

Growing Space tackles the problems of social exclusion often experienced by people with mental health problems and encourages them to see themselves in a positive and constructive light and to maximise their unlimited potential. We have seen so many examples of how self esteem and self worth is built among people who have been involved with the project. Growing Space concentrates upon each individual’s ability and not inability.”

This article courtesy of W Bro Rob Watkins