Drayton Freemasons group raises thousands of pounds for Nelson’s Journey child bereavement charity

Simon Wright (left), chief executive officer of Nelson's Journey, receiving a donation of �5,650 fro

Simon Wright (left), chief executive officer of Nelson's Journey, receiving a donation of �5,650 from Worshipful Master Mark Turner of the Drayton-based Bishop Herbert Lodge Freemasons group. Picture: SENT IN BY RICHARD PRYOR - Credit: SENT IN BY RICHARD PRYOR

A child bereavement charity has received a cash boost thanks to fundraising Freemasons.

The Bishop Herbert Lodge, which is based in Drayton and part of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Norfolk, donated £5,650 to Norfolk-based Nelson's Journey.

All the money was raised over the past year at lodge meetings and social functions.

Nelson's Journey, which helps hundreds of children who have lost loved ones, was chosen as the lodge's charity of the year by Worshipful Master Mark Turner.

Mr Turner, from Caistor St Edmund, chose the worthy cause so 'other children can receive the support which was missing from his early life'.


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His twin brother Nicholas died aged three in the 1950s and following that all signs of the youngster were removed from the family home.

As well as bereavement support, Nelson's Journey runs youth clubs and therapeutic weekends.

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