Keys to Success !!
The unveiling on January 11th 2017, of the Tercentenary plaque in Barry, has already attracted significant interest
Coverage in the local press caught the eye of Steve Thomas, secretary, of Vale Plus. He approached local mason, Paul Haley, our Provincial Communications Officer and told us “ValePlus is an innovative, independent day service provider based in Barry and Llantwit Major. Our service user’s age from 18 to over 60 – all of whom have some form of learning difficulty and we warmly welcome people from the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and beyond.”
Paul told us “They were eager to buy a new Mini bus before Jan 31st when the price will increase by some £3000 – they had fallen short of the target by a small amount”
Breaksea Lodge, WM Kevin Hearne, took up the cause and within 5 days the gap was plugged, the bus ordered, the fuel tank filled and there were smiles all round
Kevin confirmed “With the wholehearted support of Masons across South Wales – through our Provincial Office – we were absolutely delighted to provide the much needed funds to help make this dream come true”
Lodge Charity Steward, Colin Manning can be seen handing over the keys to a very grateful Steve outside Vale Plus premises in Barry