A community pre-school was among the good causes to benefit from thousands of pounds handed out by the Leicesterhire and Rutland Freemasons.
The handover evening took place at Freemasons’ Hall in Leicester on Saturday, February 4, and saw the organisation give out a little over £44,000 to a number of county good causes.
The Provincial Grand Master, David Hagger, said he was also pleased to present a £2,000 award to the Little Rainbows Community Preschool based in Lutterworth which provides affordable child care for over 150 children aged between 6 months to 11 years.
Sarah Bubb, early years practitioner at the Pre-school, said: “I would like thank the Freemasons very much for this donation. We are really touched.
“We work in the community with vulnerable children and families sometimes offering free places where parents need that extra help and support.
“We’ve been fundraising to be able to expand to give more places and this donation will really help us.”
Mr Hagger, said: “I’m proud and delighted that we have been able to make a contribution to the local communities by supporting these worthwhile charities including those that help children and young people.”
The event was attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton and the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Cllr Stephen Corrall who were both recipients of awards for good causess they represent.