MCF Grant – The Haven Charity Hartlepool.
On Monday 30th October 2023 the Assistant Provincial Grand Master Andrew Moule and the Provincial Grand Charity Steward Paul Quinn attended the Haven Charity, which is based in Hartlepool Town Centre, to present a grant of £4,500 over 3 years on behalf of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
They were welcomed to The Haven by Dawn Grover – Project Co-ordinator and Peter Gowland – Trustee. Dawn explained that the charity works on referrals from all agencies within Hartlepool for young people aged between 11 – 25 years old. These young persons have various issues including MePntal Health and ADHD and offer counselling on a one-to-one basis. At present they currently have over 70 young people on their books, however they have the capacity to go up to 200. The young people have a safe place to talk in confidence about anything that is on their mind without being judged and will help the young people explore their feelings.
The grant will help the charity in the day to day running of the building and go a long way to look after the local young people in the Hartlepool area, being in the Centre of the town is a perfect place for them to make an appointment and get the assistance they need.