×


Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In
×







.


Charity Industry News

Paul Cycles to Health and Raises Cash for Diabetes UK


Freemason raises money for Diabetes Uk

Paul Cycles to Health and Raises Cash for Diabetes UK


"It was a major challenge, but each mile was for an incredible cause"
Paul Cassidy



Berwick Diabetic Cyclist Goes Border Line 

Northumberland Freemasons have helped a Berwick cyclist who had diabetes raise vital cash for a charity close to his heart.

Paul Cassidy is a member of Heart of Glendale Freemasons Lodge which meets in Berwick upon Tweed and he is also one of the 4.8 million people living with Diabetes in the UK. Following a determined period of healthier living including taking up power walking and cycling, Paul lost an incredible five stones and regained control of the condition. 

He has now taken part in the UK Wide Cycle Ride challenge where over a period of 30 days, he has been logging the miles on his bike around the Borders to virtually cycle across the UK. In total, Paul has raised £3750 for Diabetes UK and cycled just over 700 miles. 

“It was a major challenge, but each mile was for an incredible cause close to my heart and I feel proud that I’m helping to create a world where diabetes can do no harm at the same time as helping me defeat the illness,” said Paul. 

George Sanger representing Northumberland Freemasons explained that each year, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland through the Richard Henry Holmes Masonic Benevolent Fund donates around £80,000 twice each year to local charities and good causes to boost worthwhile and deserving projects throughout Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside. 

“We are delighted to help Paul by donating £500 towards his target as he is a great example to everyone and we are delighted that he has made himself healthier and fitter at the same time.”

Freemasons buildings in the Province of Northumberland can be found in:

Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Bedlington, Bellingham, Berwick, Blyth, Byker, Cramlington, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Mickley, Morpeth, Newbiggin, Jesmond, Newcastle, North Shields,  Seahouses, Seaton Delaval, Shiremoor, Throckley, Wallsend, Whitley Bay and Wylam.

To donate: https://cycle.diabetes.org.uk/fundraising/paul1576?fbclid=IwAR12-2dp2mTlTbSlRQv4tgbULPGfHzSE-HSExXCSdacQbrAmT1uoZMG6-a4

Ends 

.


Charity Business News - A new singing project will raise the spirits and bring a little colour into the Coalfields area of Sunderland this summer. Voices of the Rainbow is the latest in a series of projects by Durham based social enterprise The Singing Elf and is aimed at improving the mental and emotional wellbeing of the adults taking part.


Singing the rainbow for mental health

Charity Business News - Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated 1000 to a Lancashire based charity as part of its support for charities across the UK. The charity received the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation after being nominated by colleagues at the Society s Preston branch for financial support.


Lancashire Charity receives donation from Yorkshire Building Society

Charity Business News - Scottish soap, home and body care brand ARRAN Sense of Scotland has chosen Scotland s leading dementia charity, Alzheimer Scotland, as its official charity partner for 2021.


Arran Sense of Scotland Announces Charity Partnership with Alzheimer Scotland

Charity Business News - A woman fromhas raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which tackles human trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation CSE after taking part in a 50-mile walk. Chloe Cook, 22, completed her Fifty Miles for Freedom challenge in aid of Safe and Free, where she has worked as an office manager for three years.


Woman raises hundreds of pounds for charity which tackles trafficking

Charity Business News - Employment and training services provider, Landau, has been presented with a globally recognised award for its work to improve the lives of young people. The charity, which is based in Shropshire, received a High Commendation in the Response to Covid-19 category at the 2021 Learning Excellence Awards, specifically for its IN2 programme.


Global award recognition for Shropshire charity

Charity Business News - The charity has been fittingly announced as an award recipient during National Volunteers Week, which takes place during the first week of June in 2021. Offering regular youth groups and a huge range of support services in the North West and beyond, The Proud Trust is the UK s largest LGBT charity for young people.


The Proud Trust Receives The Queens Award for Voluntary Service






Ten Times Ten

We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.