Young people in North Somerset to receive one to one mentoring thanks to SomersetFreemasons.

Young people in North Somerset will be given one to one support thanks to a grant from Somerset Freemasons to The JHF Youth Charity (Jack Hazeldine Foundation).
The grant of £5,000 will help local young people who are facing challenges and barriers to learning. Young people who are referred to JHF are matched with a mentor or tutor who work alongside helping them develop the confidence and skills they need for the future.

Pippa Gribben (CEO), Gabrielle
Murtagh (Chair of the Trustees), of the JHF Charity with Graham Puddy and Paul Hinkley

The JHF CEO, Pippa Gribben, said:
“We are very grateful to the Somerset Freemasons for their generous grant which will make a big difference in the lives of the young people we work with. We are incredibly proud of the difference we have made to their lives. Last year, we worked with over 400 young people and 87% are now back in school, college or some form of employment or training. This grant will help us to reach even more young people who are vulnerable to under achievement.”

Graham Puddy the Provincial Grand Charity Steward said: “I am very pleased we have been able to help The Jack Hazeldine Foundation with their valuable programme for local young people who need this rucial support. Thanks to JHF these young people show improvements in all areas of their lives. Being able to take advantage of their education and achieving their potential gives them a far greater chance of making a better life for themselves in the future.”

For further information on the Jack Hazeldine Foundation please visit

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