Following a successful Kynaston Lodge Ladies evening on Saturday 24th March 2018 where members of the Lodge their Ladies and guests raised £300, the Worshipful Master, WBro Shaun Rawlinson and his wife, Ginny, had the pleasure of presenting a cheque to STARS, Childrens Bereavement Support Service on Friday 6th April.
STARS is a local Cambridge charity which provides counselling services to young people facing grief from the loss of a parent or other important person in their lives.
Young people need time to be listened to and to speak about their fears and hopes for the future, but sometimes that’s difficult when others in the family are coping with their own grief. It can be helpful for young people to have support from someone outside of the family, to enable them to share their thoughts and emotions, which if left unexpressed, can lead to anger, disruptive behaviour and concentration issues at school.
Shaun and Ginny were very moved to hear some of the heart-breaking stories surrounding the work of STARS from Anne Streather, Service Manager to the charity.
In her letter of thanks to the Lodge, Anne commented “I was very pleased to learn about Freemasonry at Kynaston Lodge and in particular the Ladies’ Night from which your generous donation came. We are immensely grateful for the donation towards STARS’ work with bereaved children in Cambridgeshire, providing counselling support either before or after the loss of someone significant in their lives”.