Cambridge charity, Red Balloon has been awarded a grant of £20,000 to help Bullied children reengage with school.
This grant will contribute to a bursary fund, will help children in Cambridgeshire and beyond to receive academic and therapeutic support.
Giving a lifeline to bullied children
At any one time, there are more than 16,000 students bullied out of school around the country, and thousands more too traumatised to attend. Red Balloon offers a lifeline to a brighter future, but the programme is expensive, and relies on generous donations. This grant will allow up to eight students to access Red Balloon’s recovery programme.
Red Balloon founder Dr. Carrie Herbert said:
‘We are very grateful for the grant from the Cambridgeshire Freemasons, which will help us to support children as they reengage with school and get their lives back on track. The Freemasons have been generous supporters of Red Balloon for many years.’
Cambridgeshire Freemasons visit Red Balloon
Deputy Provincial Grand Master, John Sherriff and Information Officer, Peter Sutton visited Red Balloon to find out more about their work.
‘We are very pleased to be helping Red Balloon support vulnerable children. Our contribution to the bursary fund will assist students who will benefit from the support they receive at Red Balloon enabling them to return in due course to normal schooling.’