Over 50 impoverished children will have the opportunity to receive help and sunshine, thanks to a grant of £45,000 by Devonshire Freemasons.
There were 4.3 million children living in poverty in the UK before the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has worsened and with the rising cost of living, many more families will struggle. The figure equates to one third of all children, but we know some neighbourhoods have much higher levels of child poverty.
For 30 years, Go Beyond has brought hope and smiles to 18,000 children and despite all the challenges of the pandemic, they are still offering that glimpse of hope and sunshine. Carl Wholey (Go Beyond’s Director for Children) added that around 730 children have been helped this year, next year they hope to get back to pre-Covid figures of around 1000.
The grant from Devonshire Freemasons comes through us, the MCF, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.