A Harrogate charity’s fundraising drive for a new wheelchair adapted-vehicle is 6,000 steps closer, thanks to the Freemasons. Disability Action Yorkshire is seeking to replace its existing “minibus” with one that will be easier for its Claro Road care home staff to drive service users into town and on social activities. To achieve this, it is undertaking a number of initiatives, including having an entry in the London Marathon and applying to various organisations – including local Freemasons – for financial support. To this extent, Harrogate Harlow Lodge applied for a minor grant from the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund, which supports a raft of good causes in its region each and every year. And this week members of the fraternity handed over a cheque to the tune of £6,000 to the charity’s Chief Executive, Jackie Snape.