The Mark Benevolent Fund Supports Sowenna


MBF Presentation to Sowenna


Following the recent opening of Sowenna a mental health unit for young people 18 years and under, Right Worshipful Brother Kevin Hicks, Provincial Grand Master was delighted to accompany V.W.Bro. John Bell a trustee of the Mark Benevolent fund on a visit to the unit at Bodmin.

Sowenna is an NHS unit run by Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust. The unit provides inpatient treatment for young people aged between 13 and 18.

The unit has 14 rooms which are all en-suite, consultation rooms, a gym and classrooms – with everything from music rooms to cooking areas – alongside the café and open garden areas. The whole unit is ultra-modern, bright and airy, without the feel usually associated with a hospital, also included in this impressive development is an impressive sports barn which will also be able to host theatrical events.

Most of the young people who are admitted to Sowenna come from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, although some come from further afield.

The Donation of £8000.00 from the Mark Benevolent Fund will be used to equip a sensory treatment facility which will use the latest technology in assisting with the recovery of those using the unit.

Pictured outside of Sowenna is R.W.Bro. Kevin Hicks Provincial Grand Master for Cornwall, V.W.Bro. John Bell Trustee of the Mark Benevolent Fund, W. Bro. Chris Hawkey Assistant Provincial Grand Master and Dr Barbara Vann CEO.