£10,000 for Point in Fishguard

James Ross, Head of West Wales Freemasons, took the game of pool far too seriously!

An enjoyable visit was made on 3rd December, to The Point Centre Fishguard by the PGM and the Heads of both Fishguard Lodges. The Point Centre was fortunate to have received funding of £10,000 from Masonic Charitable Foundation.

 

Representatives of West Wales Freemasons, were greeted and shown around the Centre by Kate Mitchell, who is the Drop in Manager. They were also given an explanantion of the work they do with the young people aged 11 to 25 years in Fishguard and the north of Pembrokeshire. They also provide guidance and advice on many topics relevant becoming a young Adult.

 

James Ross, Head of West Wales Freemasons was challenged to a game of pool by one the many visitors to the Centre. I am led to believe the Head of West Wales Freemasons, had his work cut out, but was the eventual victor in a very close fought contest.

 

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Press release – for immediate release

Support and subsidised meals for young people continue thanks to grant from West Wales Freemasons

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Hundreds of children and young people in North Pembrokeshire will continue to receive subsidised meals and activities, thanks to a grant of £10,000 to the Fishguard and Goodwick Young Person’s Trust (also known as ‘POINT’) from West Wales Freemasons.

POINT is a youth drop-in centre, located in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, and providing a safe and welcoming place for all young people. It aims to make the transition from childhood to adulthood as seamless and stress-free as possible, with youth workers always on hand to offer advice, guidance and just be there for the young people to talk to.

POINT operates five days a week, 50 weeks a year and caters for all young people aged 11 to 25. The young people are provided with a hot, healthy meal for a highly-subsided rate of 25p per meal, this has now been extended into the school holidays.

POINT also provides a range of activities onsite and offsite, after school and at weekends, which the young people would not usually have the opportunity to take part in. Consultation with young people has shown that 90 per cent of the young people who take part in the activities were only physically active that day due to POINT.

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

Kate-Marie Mitchell, Drop in Manager at POINT said

“We’re very grateful to West Wales Freemasons for this generous grant, which will help us to provide the young people of Fishguard and Goodwick with nutritious meals and activities which have been chosen by the young people themselves. Over the next two years, we plan to work with up to 200 young people and have a major impact on their lives”

James Ross, Head of West Wales Freemasons, said:

“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to help Point with their outstanding programme of help and support for local young people. At this crucial time in their lives, having advice and guidance and the chance to develop real self-confidence can be absolutely vital.”

 

For further information about Fishguard and Goodwick Young Persons Trust Ltd (POINT), please contact Kate-Marie Mitchell, Drop In Manager  (katenewton@pointypt.org.uk  01348 875467)

About Fishguard and Goodwick Young Persons Trust Ltd

Fishguard and Goodwick Young Persons Trust Ltd (POINT) is a youth drop in centre, located in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. POINT caters for all young people living in Fishguard, Goodwick and surrounding areas to provide a safe, fun and welcoming space for young people to spend their recreational time. This project will help young people to acquire the self-esteem, skills and self-confidence to cope with the personal and social problems of the move from childhood to adulthood and enable them to play an active role in the community where they live. ​For more information, please visit www.pointypt.org.uk 

For further information about the Masonic Charitable Foundation, please contact Guy Roberts, Press Officer (groberts@mcf.org.uk  |0203 146 3311)

 

About the Masonic Charitable Foundation

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 financial, health, or care-related needs. Visit www.mcf.org.uk

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