Sandy Bear is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of young people aged 0-18 (and their families), who have experienced the death of a loved one.
They aim to reduce emotional difficulties in later childhood and the prevalence of mental illness in later life that can result in a decreased quality of life, poorer educational attainment, social and health problems and increased vulnerability. We achieve this by working closely with children, young people and families to support them through their grief, and by educating relevant professional bodies to enable them to know what to do when they are dealing with bereavement.
Neyland Lodge were delighted to present £500 to representatives fo the Charity on Tuesday 28th January 2020. Representatives of the lodge were accompanied by James Ross, Head of West Wales Freemasons.
Sandy Bear said: "The wonderful @WestWalesMason donated £500 this week in support of our charity. This will allow us to purchase memory boxes (pictured) that are an important resource for remembrance. Thank you so much, it makes such a big difference."
James Ross, Head of West Wales Masons said: "We are delighted to support this wonderful charity which does such great work in our community. Bereavement is difficult at any age, but it can be completely bewildering to young people and the support of the team at Sandy Bear can be instrumental in helping young people cope with their loss"