Sussex Freemasons Donation

Sussex Freemasons Donation helps disabled people to feel the music

Disabled people in Sussex can have the same freedoms as everyone else to attend concerts and events thanks to two new mobile changing facilities funded from a £13,794 grant to registered charity The Bevern Trust, from Sussex Freemasons.

The new MigLoo mobile changing facilities will allow at least 30 people with profound disabilities to attend community events, festivals and outdoor activities. Attending venues with limited facilities previously meant that changing or going to the toilet for people with complex needs was impossible and that they could not stay for long or even attend at all.

For people with profound disabilities, using large motorised wheelchairs, even ‘disabled toilet’ facilities can prove challenging, might be dirty or not even accessible at all. The ‘Migloo Festival’ provides a fully portable, temporary hoisted Changing Place that utilizes the innovative MigLoo hoisting system. The unit can easily be erected to provide those with profound disabilities and the need for hoisting, the privacy to use a toilet or freshen up and enjoy the rest of their day.

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Sussex Freemasons Donation to The Bevern Trust

The donation from Sussex Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemason members, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.

   Paul, a resident at the Trust’s home Bevern View likes to try new things, he loves being sociable and above all Paul likes going out to new places and meeting people. The MigLoo has transformed Paul’s life and for the first time, he will be able to go sailing at a specialist activity centre in Chichester because they will have the new mobile changing facilities. This new freedom will allow people like Paul to access new activities and live life to the full.   
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Donation from Sussex Freemasons: Paul (centre) on the water.

Matthew Cornish, Fundraising & Development Manager for The Bevern Trust said:

“We are extremely grateful for all charitable donations and the funding we have received from Sussex Freemasons. This donation provides a significant step towards achieving our ambition of allowing more freedom and opportunity for the many profoundly disabled people in Sussex”.

 

Maurice Adams from Sussex Freemasons said:

“We’re very pleased to be able to support the Bevern Trust in helping people with disabilities to have the same chance to enjoy a day out as everyone else. We want to help make sure that events in Sussex are open to everyone, including disabled people”.

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