Charity which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds receives £!0k

PUBLISHED: 13:20 25 December 2019

Somerset Freemasons handed £10k donation to a scheme which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Somerset Freemasons handed £10k donation to a scheme which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Archant

The Somerset Freemasons has donated £10,000 to a programme which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The group handed the donation to High Sheriff of Somerset, Denis Burn, who supports the pilot programme, Unlocking Potential.

The scheme ran by the Somerset Crimebeat Trust, provides apprentice opportunities to students at two Weston schools - Hans Price Academy and Broadoak Academy.

It includes training in skills such as communication, public speaking, team-building and writing a CV along with the chance to meet potential employers and talk with their apprentices.

Ben Batley, who presented Denis with a plaque, said: "We are delighted to leave our Freemasons Footprint in the form of this plaque engraved with the words 'Supported by Somerset Freemasons', to encourage engagement with the public about the good works that we do."


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Weston Mercury