A grant from West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity provided St Michaels and Lark Lane Community Centre with the opportunity to improve their services to the community.
Howard Lloyd, the CEO of WLFC, along with representatives of WLFC, David Rimmer and Paul Baines, visited Lark Lane Community Centre to see what impact the £22,000 grant they received had made to the services of this wonderful organisation that they provide to the community.
Garry Lawler the Project Director and Laura Nuttall, a director, felt compelled to write an impact statement in relation to the effect that the funding has had on the Wellbeing Hub within the Community Centre. Their statement reads as follows: “The Freemasons were first through our door when the COVID hit, having a devastating effect on communities and we felt committed to continue to engage the most vulnerable in our community. The cheques received from the Freemasons helped the doors stay open and we are eternally grateful for that.
Regarding the grant we received for our refurbishment from WLFC, we can say with no understatement that the refurbishment fund has helped those more vulnerable feel comfortable within our community in a safe and welcoming environment.
The current significant rise in mental health and requirements for neurodiversity support has strengthened the organisation’s resolve to help and support those who need it most. Included in the tour of the building were the new sensory room, new training room, classroom and a new office and a specialist soundproof room.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude and we will be continuing to provide and expand our range of support services going forward.”
To learn more about Lark Lane Community Centre and what they can offer to the community, please follow the link; https://larklanecommunitycentre.org