Somerset Freemasons donate to the Strawberry Line project

A cheque was presented to the Strawberry Line café and cycle project by the Forest of Mendip group.

Garry Sharp and Ray Beckingham of the lodge present a cheque to café manager Zoe Barker, Sally Wilcock and Ryan Taylor of the cycle project. - Credit: Strawberry Line Café

The Forest of Mendip Freemasons donated a cheque to the Strawberry Line Café and cycle project last week to help continue its support of young people with learning disabilities.

A cheque of £700 was presented to the project on March 9 which will help fund placements for those young learners in Yatton. 

Members of the masonic lodge donated £500 and was matched with £200 from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset. As part of guiding principles of Freemasonry, the lodge regularly donates to charity. 

The Strawberry Line Café is a community venue which employs staff with learning difficulties.  

Manager at café, Zoe Barker, said: "We're extremely grateful for the kind donation by the Forest of Mendip Lodge.

"This money will help fund all the amazing placements we're doing for young learners with learning disabilities at the Strawberry Line project.

"I would add that we are also extremely appreciative to the local community for supporting our project over the years."