A Huddersfield community charity which supports men with mental health issues is overwhelmed at financial support from West Riding Masonic Charities.Platform 1, based in the town’s St George’s Square and which has a membership of 500 since its inception to years ago, has received a £10,000 grant as part of our Covid-19 response to assist valuable work in local communities.
Ian Longden, club chairman, said: “It’s fantastic for the club to receive such generous support from the Freemasons and we thank them very much. The club requires three different sizes of goals to suit the differing needs of boys’ and girls’ teams, and having goals which can be easily wheeled into position for training and matches is hugely appreciated by the club, coaches and volunteers.
Local Freemasons from Fairfax Lodge in Guiseley, supported by both Craven and Mawsis Lodges in Skipton, applied for the grant, which was awarded through West Riding Masonic Charities and will be used for the railway’s Platform 2/3 project.
Bolton Abbey Station has close connections with both towns. The preserved steam railway was originally constructed in 1888 as the Skipton and Ilkley Railway and the line continued to Leeds via Guiseley.