Freemasons have donated £3,500 to support Enterprise East's work at Café Cornell in Saffron Walden.

Café Cornell is a community café and training academy which helps disadvantaged young people overcome barriers to work, and is open to both Cornell Court residents and the public.


Tom Hales of Anglo Dutch & Overseas Lodge, and the members of Audley Lodge, made the donation after personally seeing the results of Enterprise East's training.

The Enterprise East team relies on community support to fund their projects.

A spokesperson for the Freemasons said: "We as Freemasons are extremely happy to make this donation which will assist the early opening of kitchen facilities at the Jubilee Hub, enabling a host of community projects over the coming years."