South Shields based children’s charity The Kayaks has received grants and support from both local and national Freemasons charity over several years.
In September 2022 when short notice availability at a Masonic Fishing Charity day became available The Kayaks activity coordinator Malcolm Osborne quickly assembled a group of kids from Kayaks who experienced a day coarse fishing near Durham City.
On 23rd December John Watts attended the Kayaks Christmas party in South Shields bearing a gift of £1,000 from the Durham Freemasons Charity and was immediately surrounded on the dance floor by those who had enjoyed the fishing day all wanting to tell him how many fish then caught, and how much fun they’d had.
Kayaks have decided the grant from Durham Benevolence will be used to start up their own fishing section due to the success of the day in September.
A very happy Christmas indeed.