Freemasons have now donated more than £11 million to hospices

Becky Otter, Event Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice accepts a cheque from The Freemasons

Two hundred and forty-two hospices across England & Wales are currently receiving grants from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity totalling £600,000. Since 1984, the Charity has now donated more than £11 million in support of hospices.

Five hospices in the Lincolnshire region have received donations from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, totalling over £ 9000 this year. Louth & District Hospice, Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Scunthorpe; St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, St Andrews Hospice, Grimsby and the St Andrews Children’s Hospice, Grimsby.

St Andrews Children’s Hospice has also received a new technology package from the Masonic charity ‘Lifelites’ to help enrich the children’s lives thanks to a further donation of £25,000 from Lincolnshire Freemasons.

Speaking about the donations Graham Ives the Provincial Grand Master for

Lincolnshire said:

“Freemasons in Lincolnshire are thrilled that The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has continued to provide this vital funding for our local hospices. The care, compassion and support they provide to the community is outstanding and we are also delighted that we were able to show our continuing dedication to their cause by means of a further donation from our Provincial funds.”

Financial support is crucial for ensuring a continued high quality service in hospices and every year Freemasons all over the country work together to provide funding for hospice services.

All donations made by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to hospices are raised by Freemasons and their families; with the aim of assisting hospices in their vital role in helping those affected by terminal or life limiting illness.

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