Cambridge Freemasons support community playgroups


Cambridge Freemasons continued their support of the local community by presenting a cheque for £600 to the Red Hen Project. The funds were raised at a raffle at a recent meeting of Scientific Lodge and included matched funding by City & University of Cambridge Masonic Charitable Trust.

Lodge Secretary Tony Barrios attended Arbury Community Centre to present the cheque where a play group was in full swing. He said: “I’m really pleased to make this presentation today – it’s clear how the Red Hen Project is helping so many children and their parents.”

Home School Project Worker Maria said: “We run four groups within Cambridge, allowing parents to visit with their pre-school children and giving them access to guidance and support from project workers. Your generous donation will be used to provide resources, such as play equipment to run these groups as well as refreshments for the children and their parents”.


The Red Hen Project is a small local charity working with primary schools in North Cambridge. They support children and their families to overcome barriers to learning and provide a link between home and school. Red Hen family workers work one-to-one with children and families in their home, at school, and in the community. The Red Hen Project also run a range of outreach group activities; parenting courses, coffee mornings, drops-ins, workshops, family activities, trips, and volunteer opportunities.


Notes for Editors:
The image, taken at Arbury Community Centre, shows Tony with Red Hen Project Workers, children and parents.

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About Cambridgeshire Freemasonry:
The Masonic Province of Cambridgeshire is relatively small, with Masonic Centres in Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, March, Chatteris, Whittlesey and Wisbech. There are around 1500 Freemasons and 32 individual lodges. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and inclusivity, with members drawn from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. We welcome enquiries from anyone who is curious about our values and our history.
More information is available on our website and enquiries should be directed to our Provincial Information Officer: Jon Cooper 07714 763427