Local Masonic Lodge has raised over £2,500 for local charity through a year of fundraising activities
The cheque was presented to Moseley-based NICE, Centre for Movement Disorders, who provide a lifeline to adults and children affected by incurable movement disorders, by long term supporter Roger Palmer from Moseley Lodge no. 5224.
Over the course of the last year, Moseley Lodge members have undertaken a variety of fundraising events including a Garden Party, Ladies Evening and Valentines Lunch.
Roger Palmer, Worshipful Brother of Moseley Lodge said:
“ I first heard about NICE through a good friend, whose son Will has been helped by the charity since he was three years old. We are so thrilled that the money we have raised is going to a local and very deserving charity which really does transform lives.”
Will’s parents said:
“Will began attending the Children’s Services at NICE as a three year old until he was of secondary school age, and he now attends sessions alongside his school placement in NICE’s young adult group. The efforts and care that have been such a large part of his life would not have been possible but for the generosity of donations and fundraising by organisations such as Moseley Lodge. We are very grateful of their fundraising efforts.”
Louise Watkins, Fundraising & Marketing Manager at NICE, said:
“We are delighted that the Moseley Lodge decided to choose NICE as their charity of the year. In order to sustain our life-changing services to individuals in need such as Will and their families, we need to raise £500,000 annually and we rely significantly on donations from the community and individuals to provide the high level of support required by our participants. Our new NICE Friend scheme offers individuals the chance to make a difference to a local charity and by giving as little as £2 a month you could help Will to attend a weekly session at NICE which is so vital to his development.”
To become a NICE Friend or find out more, please contact Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Masonry and getting involved, please contact Roger Palmer on 07900 815178.