A CHARITY has thanked the Freemasons of County Durham after they donated £500 to them.

The 700 Club, which provides temporary accommodation and support services to vulnerable individuals, families and couples who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless and/or are in condition of need, hardship or distress, received the cheque on Wednesday (April 15).

CEO of 700 Club, John Elliston, welcomed Kevin Williams, a representative of the Benevolent Committee of the Province of Durham and Ian Groves, benevolence representative for Barnard Castle Strathmore Lodge, to the 700 Club's head office, in Darlington, to receive the cheque.

The money will be used towards work of the Lodge Project, a facility developed by the 700 Club to offer emergency and short term transitional housing in Darlington.