Cheshire Freemason's Charity wins prestigious award

8 Jul 2019 03:06
Published by: Kian French

Cheshire Freemason's Charity has picked up a prestigious award for its work in the community.

The charity, which is based in Chester, received the Community Fundraiser of the Year award at this year's Cheshire Community Foundation (CCF) Awards for Excellence.

The award recognised the support the Freemasons has given CCF over the last six years including donations to the Young Minds Matter Programme, which matches charitable donors with the causes that matter most in Cheshire and Warrington.

Head of Cheshire Freemasons, Stephen Blank, and Senior Freemason, Harry Wright, accepted the Community Fundraiser of the Year Award.

The award was presented at the CCF Awards Lunch, held at Walton Hall in Warrington, by David Briggs, CCF President and Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire. The event was sponsored by Artorius Wealth Management.

Zoe Sheppard, CEO of CCF, said: "Cheshire Freemasons have been both generous supporters of CCF since 2013 and a great help at spreading the message of what CCF is trying to achieve across the county. We are delighted to present them with this prestigious award."

Cheshire Community Foundation (CCF) connects people who want to give back with the most effective grass-roots charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Zoe added: "Our annual awards are a highlight in the calendar and a chance for us to thank our charities and donors.

"We take managing our donors' money extremely seriously and we know what a huge difference it makes to thousands of people. I'm proud that we have supported more than 153,000 people across the region over the past 12 months.

"In this time, we have also given out more than £1 million of grants, which is a 40% increase."

If you are a donor keen to make a difference or a charity in need of support, contact Cheshire Community Foundation on 01606 330 607 or email

CCF currently has a major focus on tackling the widespread issue of mental health in young people having recently launched its Young Minds Matter campaign.

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