Harrogate charity’s fundraising drive for new minibus £6k closer

A Harrogate charity’s fundraising drive for a new wheelchair adapted-vehicle is 6,000 steps closer, thanks to the Freemasons.

Disability Action Yorkshire is seeking to replace its existing “minibus” with one that will be easier for its Claro Road care home staff to drive service users into town and on social activities.



To achieve this, it is undertaking a number of initiatives, including having an entry in the London Marathon and applying to various organisations – including local Freemasons – for financial support.

To this extent, Harrogate Harlow Lodge applied for a minor grant from the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund, which supports a raft of good causes in its region each and every year.

And this week members of the fraternity handed over a cheque to the tune of £6,000 to the charity’s Chief Executive, Jackie Snape.

Mrs Snape said: I’m incredibly grateful to Harlow Lodge for applying for this grant on our behalf.

Earlier this year, the same lodge presented us with a cheque for £650, and now to receive £6,000 towards the purchase of a new adapted vehicle is just wonderful.

Thanks to them, we are very close indeed to being able to replace the existing minibus for a new one.”

Harlow Lodge Charity Steward Mike Dakin: “Disability Action Yorkshire is a local charity that does invaluable work in the region and we are delighted to support it.

Each year the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund awards grants – both major and minor – to a large number of charities and community groups all over Yorkshire.

I’m personally thrilled those who administer the grants looked favourably on our application.

Further information about the Disability Action Yorkshire is available by contacting Mrs Snape on 01423 855410, or by emailing her on jackie.snape@da-y.org.uk


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