"These youngsters have been bought up in care and now have to fend for themselves in bedsits or in sheltered accommodation. Through no fault of their own, these amazing 16 and 17 years olds find themselves deemed by the system, able to care for themselves! A hugely daunting prospect for anyone let alone a 16 or 17 year old with very little in the way of family or friend support. The impact of this hardship on their mental health is reflected in their struggles with isolation and loneliness." Derbyshire Masons run a Xmas meal for the group even year, providing a card, gift, a meal and company.
The Royal Sussex Lodge No 353 are keen to assist the local community with small grants. Any charity or worthy cause will be considered.