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.
The East Ribble District Charity Steward Malcolm Roe, recently submitted an application for £3400 towards supporting a technology need at East Lancashire Hospice from the newly formed Regional Communications Groups. These Masonic Groups are leading the response to COVID-19 on behalf of United Grand Lodge of England and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Provinces that are in the same RCG as East Lancashire are West Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
The items were donated as a response to the Amazon patient wish list set up by Hywel Dda University Health Board’s official charity.
The Freemasons’ purchases of much-needed pyjamas, loungewear, dressing gowns and underwear – nearly 1,000 items in total – will be used to help patients at hospitals throughout the Hywel Dda health board area.