Michael Jordan who it the Almoner of Dunelm Lodge of Mark Master Masons contacted the Durham Mark Benevolent Fund. This followed an approach by Natalie Maughan, the Head Teacher of Silver Tree Primary School in Ushaw Moor, Durham. Since the start of the lockdown, Natalie and her staff have been engaged in a school project to shop for and deliver food parcels to between 40 and 50 homes on a fortnightly basis. They received many emotional expressions of gratitude those they are helping. These include families who have lost their jobs and have little income, those who are self-isolating and elderly and other disadvantaged local residents.
The Executive considered this to a shining example of care in the community. It is a wonderful idea for a school for the very young participating in such a valuable and thoughtful project to assist the elderly and those less fortunate than themselves. The Executive of our Fund are pleased to be able to make a grant of £500 to help their cause. Natalie has expressed her appreciation and although difficult at the moment, has promised some publicity when circumstances permit.