Following the success of last year’s day out at the Holmer Green model railway club The Beaconsfield Committee for Freemasonry in the Community set about organising another day for the Engine Shed.
The Engine Shed is a special interest group for children and young people with autism. The club enables young people on the autistic spectrum with an interest in trains to come together with their peers to observe, play, talk and enjoy their hobby in a welcoming, safe and relaxing environment and where parents can have a chance to relax and talk in a supportive atmosphere.
W Bro Steve Matthews, ably assisted by Graham Thorn and Tony Dyckes with the help of Eric Stephens events secretary of the model railway club and his members organised the day out at the High Wycombe Engineering Club based at Holmer Green, a BBQ was supplied and the 50 children, carers and parents were given non-stop rides on the model trains there was also plenty of space for them to let off a bit of steam
Sarah Snow co-ordinator at the Engine Shed sent this thank you message to Steve ‘Thank you so much for the lovely day - it was wonderful in every way. Please extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped on the day - it is a huge undertaking and we very much appreciate it.’
I am sure from the pictures you can see that the money donated by you all is being well spent.