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I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.

 

I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because I was running the family business I had to stick to volunteering. Eventually I decided I needed a change – and that’s how I ended up with my dream job at the MCF.

 

I love interacting with our fundraisers; it’s very rewarding actually going out there and meeting people. They’re always so enthusiastic – maybe because I’m so enthusiastic about it!

Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

Our Impact

Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Bereavement Help Points in Cheshire This grant is helping the Hospice of the Good Shepherd to establish informal drop-in sessions in communities across Cheshire. These Bereavement Help Points offer a wide range of assistance; including emotional peer support, advice from trained volunteers, and printed resources to take away. They began work on the project in…

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St Elizabeth Hospice

This grant helped St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich to work with primary and secondary schools to improve support for pupils following bereavement. By giving teachers the skills to respond to their pupils’ grief early on, the project aims to prevent long-term difficulties in emotional well-being. Bereavement training for schools In September 2019 the Emotional Wellbeing…

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Bolton Hospice

Specialist training for local teachers The grant allowed the Bolton Hospice education team to develop specialist training for local teachers to support teenagers going through a bereavement. The training will help to improve the experience of teenagers dealing with loss, grief and bereavement, providing school staff with the knowledge and skills they need to support…

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Dogs for Good

Studies show that dogs have a profoundly positive effect on children with autism and can help the child to develop skills that increase independence and quality of life. The PAWS (Parents Autism Workshops and Support) project help parents of children with autism find (if they don’t already have a dog) and train a dog to…

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