Hayle Community Kitchen
On the 20th April we asked Cornish Freemasons to let us know of any COVID-19 related initiatives which could be nominated for support. We are proud to confirm the first initiative nominated, The Hayle Community Kitchen, has received a donation of £3675.00 to fund them through the coming weeks.
This donation has been distributed on behalf of the MCF after representation from regional groups via local Freemasons. As Provincial Grand Charity Seward I was contacted by Richard Dryer of Trewinnard Lodge No. 6157, who recommended the Hayle Community Kitchen as an organisation truly in need of support, who in turn are helping vulnerable people in our community.
The Provincial Grand Master, Stephen Pearn, is delighted that the Freemasons of Cornwall are able to support Hayle Community Kitchen, an initiative which started on the 25th March as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working together with disAbility Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (DIAL), Hayle Rugby Club and private businesses in Hayle, to support vulnerable people who are having to self-isolate or shield at the advice of the government is inspiring, and we are delighted to provide urgent support for your organisation and the wider community of West Cornwall, as the Hayle Community Kitchen oversees the distribution of meals to those in need.
The Hayle Community Kitchen has today posted on their Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/HayleCommunityKitchen/) the following:
“A special note today as, due to a recommendation from a member of the Freemasons of Cornwall, we are grateful to have been awarded funding from the Masonic Charitable Foundation to support the CK in the weeks to come.
We very much appreciate this financial support and are incredibly grateful the valuable work of the CK has been recognised for this support.
The importance of our CK goes beyond food too, we are a community welfare checking service and a friendly face for the people we are here to support.”
It’s not to late to nominate an initiative you think is in need of support.
The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), via Provincial Regional Groups and the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) have both made separate funds available to support COVID-19 initiatives and Cornwall has been allocated a proportion of these funds.
Please contact Mike Pritchard, Provincial Grand Charity Steward (firstname.lastname@example.org), to nominate an initiative.