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.
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.”
Anyone who would benefit from a Rebuilding Futures Fund award can contact our Helpline on 0808 80 10 388, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 mcf.org.uk.