The Freemasons’ Charity continues to support hospices with a total donation of £600,000 in 2015. A total of 245 adult and children’s hospices across England and Wales have received funding, to provide essential services to those affected by terminal or life limiting illness. Among those to receive assistance are Dorothy House Hospice in Wiltshire, Hope House Children’s Hospice in Shropshire and Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and Vale in South Wales along with The Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, Thames Hospice and Trinity Hospice all in Berkshire.
Debbie Pegram, Ward Manager at St Joseph’s Hospice with a patient.
Chief Executive of the Freemasons’ Grand Charity Laura Chapman said:
“Every year Freemasons and their families work together to raise funds to ensure the incredible work of hospices can continue. The dedicated care they provide is highly valued by local communities and Freemasons believe strongly in continuing to support this.”
“We are so grateful to the Freemasons for their generosity in supporting our work. 35 people with terminal illness will now be able to enjoy a week of comfort, reassurance and excellent medical care from one of our staff nurses.”
Abigail Graham, Trust Fundraiser at St Joseph Hospice
Fundraising Co-ordinator Tania Wood at Dove Wood Hospice said: “Your continued support really does help us to make a positive difference to the lives of local people in palliative care. With your help we’re able to plan ahead effectively, ensuring that our patients receive both expert medical care and emotional support, which is tailored to each individual and their family.
Since 1984, nearly £12 million has been donated to hospices’ services by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.