Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Freemasons support Meningitis Now's Rebuilding Futures Fund

Andy Hopkinson | 25th July 2021

Children living with the after-effects of meningitis will be given essential equipment, access to therapy and help with travel and other costs, thanks to a grant of £45,000 from Gloucestershire Freemasons to our Rebuilding Futures Fund

Freemasons support Meningitis Now's Rebuilding Futures Fund

Children and young people who develop the disease can be left with severe disabilities, leaving them in need of specialist equipment such as adapted computers to help with school work or modified bikes and tricycles. 

There is also an ongoing need for therapies such as play therapy or counselling. In addition, our Rebuilding Futures Fund can provide assistance with travel costs for medical appointments.

Masonic Charitable Foundation

The grant from Gloucestershire Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.

Launching the grant support our Chief Executive Dr Tom Nutt met Provincial Grand Master for Gloucestershire Freemasons, Tim Henderson-Ross at the home of our supporter Aurelie and her son Mattia. Mattia has received a Rebuilding Futures Fund award to support him with his schoolwork. Read more about Mattia

Freemasons support Meningitis Now's Rebuilding Futures Fund

Mattia, Dr. Tom Nutt, Tim Henderson-Ross

Wonderful work supporting children and young people

Tim Henderson-Ross added: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to support Meningitis Now who do wonderful work supporting children and young people affected by this terrible disease. It’s hard enough for a family to cope with a loved one struck down unexpectedly, but the costs of specialist equipment, therapies and travel costs can be huge.”

Read more about our Rebuilding Futures Fund.

Anyone who would benefit from a Rebuilding Futures Fund award can contact our Helpline on 0808 80 10 388, or email

The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people. 

The MCF also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief.  In total, MCF support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally. 

As well as providing grants to charities, the MCF supports Freemasons and their families with a financial, health or family need. Visit

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