Devonshire Freemasons donate £25,000 to Exeter-based Balloons charity. Balloons provides support for children, young people and their families before an expected death, or, following the death of someone significant in their lives.
Left to right: Ian Kingsbury Leader of Devonshire’s Freemasons, Sara Bennett CEO Balloons charity and Reuben Ayres Devonshire Freemasons’ Charity Steward.
Created by healthcare professionals and working across Exeter, Mid and East Devon, Balloons provides a dedicated phone line and one-to-one support to bereaved children and young people in a safe environment, as well as activity days for children and family events.
Around 140 to 160 young persons aged from five to 25 years old are helped every year, with each individual receiving on average six weeks of bespoke support.
The Freemasons’ donation will safeguard the work of the charity until the end of the year when other funding becomes available.