Gloucestershire Young Carers is appealing to all its friends and supporters to vote online to help them receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.
As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, and Gloucestershire Young Carers is one of those selected.
Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant, but the public vote will determine how much they receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000. Those who want to vote should visit the MCF website mcf.org.uk/vote, select the Gloucestershire page and vote for the charity of their choice. The voting period is from Monday, 12 June until Monday, 31 July.
Gloucestershire Young Carers supports more than 1000 young people from 8 to 24 who have a caring role in their family and whose lives are affected by the challenges they face. The charity offers support through respite groups, health and wellbeing programmes, residential and away days.
Ele Semadeni, Operations Lead at Gloucestershire Young Carers said:
“A grant of £25,000 would make a huge difference to our work. I would urge anyone and everyone to go online and vote for Gloucestershire Young Carers. Please remember that every single vote counts.”
The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons and their families. It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.
Tim Henderson-Ross from Gloucestershire Freemasons said:
“We are proud to be able to support many charities across Gloucestershire, but in this special 300th anniversary year we want to involve the public, as well as local Freemasons, in deciding which of the nominated charities should benefit most. I urge everyone to visit the website and vote.”
To vote for Gloucestershire Young Carers to win up to £25,000, visit the website