The Masonic Charitable Foundation has made a grant of £100,000 to children’s charity Plan International UK to support its East Africa food crisis appeal.
The grant will help Plan International distribute food packages, water purification and hygiene kits. The charity will also provide school meals to ensure children can resume their education, as well as ensuring vulnerable children are protected from violence and abuse.
Commenting on the severity of the food crisis in South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, David Innes, Chief Executive of the foundation, said:
“The Masonic Charitable Foundation is proud to be one of the first organisations to support this urgent appeal by providing a £100,000 grant to Plan International UK on behalf of Freemasons across England and Wales.”
Plan International UK is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which last week launched an East Africa Crisis appeal. The DEC is made up of 13 leading aid agencies who together are responding to the food crisis in the region.
About the Masonic Charitable Foundation
The Masonic Charitable Foundation is funded entirely by Freemasons and their families. Each year it awards millions of pounds to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.
It also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief.
In addition, it supports Masonic families with a financial, health or family need.
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