Freemasons donate £4000 to Boston Women’s Aid

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The photograph shows (left to right): Brother Andrew Gedney a Master Mason of the Franklin Lodge, Boston; Right Worshipful Brother Graham Ives, Provincial Grand Master for Lincolnshire; Will Herbert, Chairman of Boston Women’s Aid; Worshipful Brother Chris Bradley, Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Boston Women’s Aid is proud to have been awarded £4,000 through the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Tercentenary Community Awards – £3 million was given to 300 charities across the country to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the MCF. BWA is one of six Lincolnshire charities to receive grants; the only one in Boston or South Holland.

One of the primary objectives of the MCF is family life, and the work that Boston Women’s Aid delivers – SoLDAS (South Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service) – is all about helping families who are victims of domestic abuse, whether at a time of crisis or through ongoing support and help.

BWA’s Chairman, Will Herbert, said: “This grant will make a real difference to the work we do. We intend to use it mainly in our work with male victims of abuse; many people don’t yet know that, of every 7 victims in the UK, 3 will be male. We work with both male and female victims and their families and the MCF recognised that this sits well with their objectives. On behalf of my fellow Trustees, I would like to thank everyone who voted for Boston Women’s Aid earlier in the summer.”

The presentation was held in BWA’s offices in Boston, by the Provincial Grand Master of Lincolnshire, the Right Worshipful Brother Graham Ives.


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