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Devonshire Freemasons award £15,000

Pictured from left: Charlie Yelland (Asst Leader Devonshire Freemasons); Timothy Golder (Asst Leader Devonshire Freemasons); Clive Eden (Communications Officer Devonshire Freemasons); Naomi Jefferies (CEO FiG); Reuben Ayres (Charity Steward and Asst Leader Devonshire Freemasons) and Alison Smith (Vice Chair Board of Trustees FiG)

Devon’s Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) have awarded Families in Grief (FiG) a grant of  £15,000.  This will be split over three years to provide a guaranteed income in support of our work.

Timothy Golder (Asst Leader of Devonshire Freemasons) says: “Bereavement is difficult at any stage of life but especially for children and young people. FiG is providing long-term support for those who have suffered loss, perhaps of parents and siblings, and who might be experiencing a range of emotional and physical difficulties. Guardians and carers can often be overlooked but FiG also offers help to those with responsibility for those affected. We hope that our donation will provide much needed support to FiG to continue their outstanding work.”

The donation of £5,000 for three years from the Freemasons will make a huge difference to us,” says Naomi Jefferies, CEO of Families in Grief. “It allows us to be more dynamic in our initiatives, and not worry so much about the costs of employing our Family Services Coordinators, offering home visits and tailored support and providing resources and refreshments for our children and families. Some other funding can be more restrictive to us, so we are very grateful for this flexibility and generosity. We are delighted the Royal Masonic Trust understands the value of our work and is supporting us so generously.”

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