carer gets lifeline

St Barnabas receives £3,490 from Freemasons’ for their ‘incredible contribution’ to community

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice was fortunate to receive a generous donation of £3,490 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity recently.

A total of six hospices in the Lincolnshire region received donations from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, totalling £ 10.816.

Veronica Brien – Head of Fundraising and Marketing for St Barnabas said:

“We are elated to receive such a generous donation from The Freemasons’ and we can’t thank them enough. It never ceases to amaze me how supportive this group are and our local community who continue to support the Hospice each year. Through this support, we are able to continue providing the care and support to the people of Lincolnshire and ensure that our patients and their families can make the most of every moment together.”

245 adult and children’s hospices across England and Wales have received a total of £600,000. Since 1984, nearly £12 million has been donated to hospices by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity. Freemasons and their families raise all donations, to assist hospices in their vital role in helping those affected by terminal or life limiting illness.

Speaking about the donation Graham Ives the Provincial Grand Master of Lincolnshire said:

“We believe it is essential to support the exceptional care provided by our local hospices, and financial help is fundamental to ensuring these services can continue. The hospices’ incredible contribution to the community is valued highly here in Lincolnshire and that is why we are so happy to donate this amount in 2015”.

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