EAMBA Major Grant to BREAK

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The PGM presented the donation to:
Janes Van Vollenstee - Operations Manager, Laura Hughes - Mentoring Manager, Jo Shepherd - Manager Break Family Centre and Catherine Kenney - Head of Service Delivery


I’ll collect you at 12:30 PGM. Thanks Trevor.

We were off to the HQ of our chosen charity BREAK. This East Anglian charity looks after and supports young careers, some as young as 2 years old, up to the age of 18 years.

The Trustees of the EAMBA (East Anglian Benevolent Fund) have agreed support for a six months programme dedicated to these young people. The EAMBA is pleased to support this wonderful charity which works in our communities and offer a major grant of £16,000.

Today, Trevor Tinley and I presented a cheque to representatives of the charity at their offices in Norwich. They gave some interesting insights into their work and explained the major difference to a young persons daily life our grant will make. It made me so proud to think that we East Anglian Masons can and do make a difference. During the course of the next few months the Charity will provide us updates and case studies so we can all appreciate the difference we have made.

I have invited representatives to attend PGL in July, so you will be able to judge for yourselves the impact of our grant. They will also join us for lunch and hopefully we can hear first hand about their work. You can also follow the progress of the work here on our website (www.eastangliamark.org.uk) and Facebook pages.

I would like to thank you all for your continuing generosity towards the work of the EAMBA and the MBF. As with all our support we aim to make a difference in our towns and villages. Thank you and God Bless you all.


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See also: EAMBA -Young Carers


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Following the successful launch of the Programme of Support for Young Carers in our Province on the 10th May 2017 the Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro Paul Norman has asked that the Brethren should be made fully aware of the very special support the grant has enabled “Break” to implement.

The programme which has been agreed that will entail specific activities, spread over a period of six months, designed to cater for a wide range of needs. These include;

  • Young Carers group in schools
  • Drama therapy workshops
  • Mentors and Mentoring
  • Sibling’s residential outings
  • Individual therapeutic sessions

In total 101 Young People will be given the opportunity to access the programme and the benefits it provides. A report will be made by Break at the three and six month periods.

The Provincial Grand Master has indicated that the EAMBA donation will provide a section of our community with much needed support and it has been recognised that this group of young people, often overlooked, will benefit immensely.

The Brethren of the Mark Province of East Anglia should feel extremely proud of the enormous contribution they have made to ensure this programme can be implemented.

Trevor Tinley
Provincial Grand Charity Steward