Devon Freemasons donate to suicide bereavement charity Pete’s Dragons
- Credit: Devonshire Freemasons
Devon’s Freemasons have used a series of grants to support the growing Exmouth charity.
An Exmouth based charity which helps people bereaved by suicide has received more than £4,000 from the Freemasons of Devonshire.
Earlier this month Pete’s Dragon received a grant for £2,500 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), given on behalf of all the 5,500 freemasons in Devon.
On November 23 the charity received another grant of £1,500 from the Wake Fund, a Masonic trust fund which makes donations to good causes by-annually throughout Devon.
In addition the Sun Lodge, which meets in Exmouth, donated another £300 to the charity last week.
The charity was founded by Alison Jordan after her brother, Pete Wicks, took his own life in 2010 at the age of 24.
Pete’s Dragons are currently supporting nearly 200 individuals who have been bereaved by suicide.
- 1 Body of teenager found on beach in Exmouth
- 2 Man in court over alleged 'threat' to Exmouth police officer
- 3 Exmouth gears up for its Winter Festival
- 4 How Devon's current Covid cases compare to November 2020 lockdown
- 5 East Devon care group win award for care assistant training
- 6 Waitrose and Halfords recall items over health and safety concerns
- 7 East Budleigh upset the form team
- 8 Exmouth museum closes for winter after a successful year
- 9 Exmouth humbled in the wind and rain at Millbrook
- 10 Shopping locally has never mattered so much as it does now
They provide a bespoke, client-led service which commonly includes providing information; on bereavement, legal and financial matters.
Specially trained suicide bereavement liaison officers provide listening support, and clients are able to access counselling, holistic treatments, wellbeing sessions and grief recovery courses.