St Helens carers’ centre receives £7,750 donation courtesy of Lancashire Freemasons

Reading Time: 2 minutes The centre supports 465 young carers in the St Helens borough between the ages of 6 and 18, who look after sick, disabled and mental health affected parents and adults.

The lockdown, especially for the children caring for those with drug and alcohol problems, has created a greater ‘care load’, stress and isolation.

Freemasons help Rochdale Soup Kitchen deliver over 1000 meals to vulnerable families each week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Former Woman of Rochdale, Marilyn Jones, who started the soup kitchen in 2013 from the back of a car with Vida Slater, said: “We are really pleased to have this support, and we can’t thank the Freemasons enough for everything they’ve done for us thus far. For the past few years, we have had a great deal of support from the local Freemasons.”