The Warwickshire Freemasons have helped to ensure disadvantaged children get a gift this Easter.
They have once again partnered with The Buddy Bag Foundation and also on this occasion Morrison’s Alvis store in Coventry to raise more than £3,000 so far which, thanks to Morrisons who have provided the eggs at a discounted price, has enable the Freemasons to buy 3,000 eggs.
The head of Warwickshire Freemasons, Philip Hall, said: "Warwickshire Freemasons were first made aware that the region had over 3,000 homeless children, when we joined the Brum
Wish Campaign, organised by the Birmingham Mail, which provided Christmas presents for these disadvantaged children.
“Since then we have made these children a priority and have donated a further £10,000, via the Birmingham Education Partnership, to help 120 children gain access to the internet for the next six months.
“Sending Easter Eggs to these children seemed a natural extension of our support just to let them know, in some small way, that Freemasons and their wider community do care about them at this difficult time.
“I would like to thank the manager and staff at Morrison’s Alvis store in Coventry, particularly their community organiser, Eddie Gormley for their fantastic support.
"Not only did they provide a discounted rate, but also delivered the Easter Eggs to us and made provision for customers of the store to donate an Egg when doing their shopping.
“We will be working with our charity partner, The Buddy Bag Foundation, to distribute the eggs in plenty of time for Easter.”
To learn more about the Warwickshire’s Freemasons go to: https://www.warwickshirefreemasons.org.uk or search for Warwickshire Freemasons on Facebook and Twitter.