WHERE DO OUR DONATIONS GO?
Updated: Oct 4, 2018
Each year, the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association donates sums to a variety of charities – some large, and some quite small. With some, our donations go into general funds, but others tell us exactly how we have helped the organisation. Here is a small sample of a few of those where we have received very positive feedback:
We simply couldn’t do this without you. Thanks to your donation we can be there for more people affected by Cardiomyopathy with our information and support services. Every penny we receive makes a real difference to the work we are able to do.
Lily Mae Foundation
The donation from your central fund will enable us to continue to provide Memory Boxes and Baby Loss Support Services to bereaved parents, living in the Warwickshire & West Midlands areas, who have tragically lost a baby to still birth or neonatal death. We really appreciate your help, support and kindness.
Please accept our sincere thanks for choosing Focus Birmingham and supporting our ongoing work with blind and partially sighted children and adults across Birmingham. Services such as our emotional support services for both children and adults who have who have visual impairments, or our befriending service for those who are experiencing isolation and loneliness as a result of their sight loss would not continue without your support.
Your wonderful support will enable very deserving children from not only Warwickshire but from the rest of the UK as well, to enjoy a week of essential respite, far away from the challenges they face in their home environment.
Lowlands Farm Riding for the Disabled
On behalf of our 100 riders, many of whom are young and all who are coping with disabilities of one form or another, we thank you for your generous donation which will help enormously in keeping our horses and ponies fit, well and available for our clients. RDA UK will soon be building their National Training Centre at Lowlands Farm, and we plan to continue to run riding sessions throughout the year for the other local groups who serve specialist schools in our area. Thank you for choosing to support Lowlands Farm.
During March we staged a concert at the Royal Albert Hall involving over 2000 of our young beneficiaries from the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire areas, and I can confirm that your organisation was fully credited as one of the donors whose support made the event possible. Your support enables us to plan for the future and continue to innovate in our education interventions.
Woodlands School, Coleshill
As I am sure you will appreciate, the school budget supports the teaching and learning resources for our pupils but does not stretch to include all the additional extras that make such a difference to a child’s day. By necessity, equipment and facilities for disabled students is always very expensive so every donation we receive is very much appreciated. This donation will be used as part funding for an adventure away trip to the seaside, which may well be the first for some of our pupils.
Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre, Coventry
Your donation will help fund the specialist physiotherapy that we provide on an ongoing basis for adults who have muscular dystrophy. Life with this muscle-wasting condition can be extremely challenging for individuals and their families, but with you help, our physiotherapy service is able to help people manage their condition effectively and enjoy a much better quality of life.
Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikes
We are currently expanding our service to provide full 24/7 operation to hospitals, whilst continuing our service for the Milk Bank, taking on delivery of chemotherapy drugs and other urgent pharmaceutical products and continuing to deliver full blood daily of the Air Ambulance Major Trauma project. We are totally reliant on the generosity of our donors and your continued support helps us to provide this service free to the NHS.
Centre for Movement Disorders (NICE)
Your donation will help to fund the following:
Two sessions of Conductive Education rehabilitation for five adults who have Parkinson’s disease. A group session for five young children between the ages of 3 and 5 who attend our Red Boots Nursery who were born with a movement disability, such as Cerebral Palsy.
Thank you for helping to improve the lives of children and adults with incurable movement disorders or have experienced a stroke.
Cavell Nurses Trust
Your gift will help to provide a lifeline to working and retired nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are facing severe difficulties. One of our nurse patients had her fulfilling nursing care cut short when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer – Cavell Trust was able to ensure her bills were paid so that she could concentrate on the difficult road to recovery and getting back to the job she loves. Thank you for your support.
This small sample gives an idea of the help we are providing in our local community. The full summary of our donations this year can be viewed here , total approaching £150,000, which is the amount granted by the WMCA for this year.
Any Lodge or member wishing to nominate a registered charity operating within Warwickshire is welcome to contact the Provincial Charity Steward, for consideration in the 2019 allocation from the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association.