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£25,000 to Carers Trust

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear is a local Charity for, with and about carers. They are an independent charity supporting unpaid carers and their families. Since 1990, they have worked hard to improve support, services and recognition for Gateshead residents living with the challenge of unpaid caring, for someone who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. They are a network partner of the national Carers Trust. Together they form part of the largest independent organisation supporting carers in the UK.

 

The services they provide give people a break from their caring and help children and young people to overcome the challenges that young carers can face. 

 

Their mission is to support carers to have a life alongside caring. They do this through services that enable carers to continue their caring role whilst having a life of their own and maintaining their own well-being.

 

The Provincial Grand Master of the freemasons of Durham, John Thompson, accompanied by Stan Fitches and Paul Quinn the Charity Steward, visited the Centre in Rowlands Gill where half term cookery lessons were the order of the day. This activity is one of many that the staff manage and is one of the favourite choices of the children.

John chatted with the staff and children and they expressed their gratitude and the difference the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) grant of £25,000.00 would make to them.

Many thanks to the staff members for the friendship shown and the gratitude they expressed to the visiting freemasons.

In the photos staff members Pauline Steele (CEO), Carol Watson (Service Manager) and support workers Andrea Overton, Christine Tindale and Alyssa Wake.

Christine says thank you

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