Once again Liverpool Group stepped up to answer the call to support the Provincial Food Bank Appeal. To continue the success of last year’s appeal, the group decided to support the Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood Council, (BNENC).
BNENC provides support to vulnerable residents in the Breckfield, North Everton and other inner-city districts. It offers food bank facilities throughout the year to all families, older residents, and vulnerable people who struggle to make ends meet under the current financial climate.
Access is provided to BRNENC’s in-house specialist advisor regarding welfare rights to anybody seeking such support. It also delivers a support programme for residents who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable via it’s Kick Start 2 Health Team. This work includes access to mental health counsellors, health and exercise workshops, crime prevention advice and access to IT hubs.
Spiritual and pastoral care is available via Trinity Church, Everton. It provides activities for local 10 to 17-year-olds such as sports and fitness, trips out, cooking workshops and one to one support. Keeping local youngsters away from exposure to a gang culture. The BNENC is a registered charity and from the services it provides, it is most deserving of our support. The staff are so receptive and appreciative of our support they readily engaged with us during the appeal.
Entirely due to the generosity of brethren and companions meeting in Liverpool Masonic Hall, Hope St, the group has been able to support BNENC together with other local foodbanks such as St Andrews Church and Ukrainian Children this year.
The total raised was a magnificent sum of £4,325, (which includes £1,600 donated by West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity), to whom the group members express their sincere gratitude for their involvement and support.
Liverpool Group Chairman Dave Johnson said: “I am absolutely delighted with the response to this year’s call to arms. I am proud to be associated with all Freemasons who meet under the banner of the Liverpool Group, and I am always humbled by their charitable and generous nature. It would be unfair to single out any individual for their donation, as so many brethren and companions contributed to the appeal. As group chairman, I would like to thank everybody who freely and readily donated. Be assured, a lot of people’s Christmas, (and New Year), was made a whole lot better.”
Dave Johnson, Liverpool Group Chairman.