FREEMASONS from Olicana Lodge in Ilkley were successful in their bid to West Riding Masonic Charities for a substantial donation to Outside The Box community cafe in Ilkley.

The cafe is staffed mainly by volunteers and provides work experience at the premises for young adults with learning disabilities, helping them move into the world of work boosting their confidence.

The Freemasons donated £2,000, which enabled them to buy a chilled display cabinet, a kitchen aid food mixer, an ice cream maker and some tables and chairs for outside the premises.

Development Manager, Jenna Peel, said: "This is a fantastic donation from the Freemasons and will make a massive difference to the service we provide and the experience the staff get from working here. We are very grateful for their support."

David LeGrove of Olicana Lodge said: "We are really pleased that our central charity committee has approved this grant. It supports a local charity, and will help provide that experience which the people really need, for many years to come."