by Danielle Hicks, Community News, 19 December 2022
The Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund, which is supported by Buckinghamshire Freemasons, donated over £12,500 to various local organizations and individuals in Buckinghamshire at the start of 2022.
One of the organizations that received a grant was the Buckingham Judo Club, which used the donation of £2,000 to purchase 80 sq meters of new matting for the community. The new mats have provided a safe space for young people to exercise, socialize, and feel a sense of belonging.
The dojo is now in full use and members of the Verney Lodge and the Buckinghamshire Freemasons Executive team were impressed by the club’s efforts to include children with learning difficulties and disabilities in their sessions.
The club aims to continue to fundraise and provide specialist one on one trainers for neurodiverse children in 2023.