Climbing & High Ropes Donation by Bucks' Freemasons to ALF

Buckinghamshire Freemasons were recently delighted to award the Adult Learning Foundation (ALF) at Longridge on the Thames more than £3,500 towards climbing equipment for their climbing and high ropes facilities.

The new equipment including harnesses, helmets, karabiners, ropes and belay devices will be used by customers participating in climbing activities. Longridge has a state of the art 13 metre, two sided climbing wall which also incorporates the Leap of Faith and Jacob's Ladder. All of the activities encourage the groups to work together supporting each other as often these activities take people outside of their comfort zone.

At a recent activity evening, at Longridge, a group of year 6 pupils from Stokenchurch Primary School were given a taste of how to work as a team whilst using some of the safety equipment provided by Bucks' Freemasons.

Heidi Nugent, Development Advisor for ALF, said: "We are extremely grateful to Buckinghamshire Freemasons for this generous donation. The equipment we were able to purchase is essential for enabling young people to use our climbing walls with confidence and in safety."