The Wheel of Fellowship Lodge 9016 and Home-Start Essex

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On a very hot day in June several Members of the Wheel of Fellowship Lodge No. 9016 (Essex) donated boxes of Toys, both cuddly and educational.

These toys included a new cot, bike, scooter, new bedding and other linens to Michelle Lock and Alison James from the Maldon Home-Start Charity at the Maldon District Council Offices in Essex. 

In fact these were given by a Member of the Lodge W. Bro. Roger Sambridge who is the Financial Director of Home-Start in Havering.

Being a parent can be hard work, especially with young children. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. It can be even harder when faced with issues such as post-natal depression, a child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births. That’s when parents need support the most.

Home-Start Essex is a charity that are here to help, they provide a Home-Visiting Service, Telephone Befrienders, Family Groups, Wellbeing Groups and help with School Readiness.

Home-Start Essex is an independent charitable Organisation (Registered Charity no. 1170940) which formed on 3rd January 2017. Although Home-Start Maldon was founded in December 1998.

This is a local charity that does so much good work in the local community that the members of the lodge wanted to do something in support of all their hard work.

Photo from left to right: Bro. Graham Cornell ( Lodge Almoner), W. Bro. Bob Hendrie ( Lodge Secretary), Michele Lock & Allison Janes ( Maldon Homestart Co-ordinators) and Bro. Bruce Heubner ( Lodge Web-Master). 

Our thanks go to W. Bro. Paul Beech who kindly took the photos.

Braham Djidjelli

Deputy Group Communications Officer
Provincial Grand Lodge of Essex