Young Epilepsy receives donation from Surrey Freemasons
The Grand Charity Major Grant Scheme Surrey Freemasons presented Young Epilepsy’s Director of Fundraising with a cheque for £15,000 on Wednesday 29 June 2011.
Lisa Farmer was handed the generous donation by the Surrey Freemason’s Provincial Grand Master, Eric Stuart-Bamford, at an especially held event at their Surbiton based Masonic Centre. It was part of an overall £80,000 award made to a number of charities across the county, with several Surrey lodges having made donations towards the total amount by holding charity garden parties, golf days and other events.
Lisa Farmer, Director of Fundraising for Young Epilepsy, said: “I am delighted to receive this generous donation from the Freemasons. Their support of Young Epilepsy, and the 60,000 children and young people living with epilepsy in the UK, is invaluable. The donation will go towards our Champions for Childhood Epilepsy Campaign.”
Eric-Stuart Bamford, Provincial Grand Master of Surrey said, “Surrey Freemasons are dedicated to helping local charities and it is appropriate that these three Surrey based charities have been selected to receive substantial grants. We will continue to give our support to the local community.”
All Masonic charities are supported by voluntary donations by Freemasons and their friends and families. The Major Grants Scheme is just one of the initiatives driven by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity which donates over £3 million to national charities every year.