Almost £25,000 has been handed to five different youth projects across the county after a fundraising campaign.

Alfriston School, in Beaconsfield, recently hosted John Clark, the new head of Freemasonry in Buckinghamshire and his assistant head, Graham Dearing, at the first of the school assemblies to introduce their pupils to the programme.

This Youth Social Projects initiative is one of a range of services provided by Bucks Mind and is available to both primary and secondary schools across the county.

Currently a total of nine schools, five secondary including Alfriston and four primary schools are participating in Buckinghamshire.

The programme is in its second year, and all those schools that participated last year have renewed their contract for a second year.

Fundraising was raised by Buckinghamshire Freemasons, in conjunction with the Heart of Bucks’ Foundation.

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