The Neuro Therapy Centre is to receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons following an unprecedented public vote.
In recognition of this fantastic achievement Allan Powell, Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the North Wales Freemasons presented the Neuro Therapy Centre with a trophy and certificate on Monday 2nd October.
The charity was one of six to be nominated by Freemasons in North Wales, with local people voting to decide the level of their Award. They were part of 178,801 people who voted across England and Wales.
The Community Awards are a major part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, with the public vote deciding on the range of Awards from £4,000 to £25,000.
Jane Johnston-Cree, Centre Manager at the Neuro Therapy Centre said:
“The grant of £25,000 which we have been awarded following the public vote is hugely important. We are very grateful to all of our friends who took the trouble to support us. We plan to use this money for our Access to Exercise Programme which aims to provide access to more people with a neurological condition in North Wales as soon after diagnosis as possible and to support them to remain as independent as possible.”
The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons, their families and friends. It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.
Provincial Grand Master for North Wales Ieuan Redvers Jones said:
“We are delighted so many people voted in North Wales. The Neuro Therapy Centre was one of six charities nominated by local Freemasons and I know they will use their £25,000 grant to continue with their outstanding work.”