Continuing an annual programme of support, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is donating £500,000 to hospices across England and Wales. The money is an important contribution towards the millions of pounds needed each and every year to ensure these respected services can continue providing free physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to patients and their families. In total 225 services will receive a grant. In addition to this grant £150,000 was awarded to Lifelites, to provide educational and recreation technology for children in hospices.
Freemasons have been dedicated in their support for hospices across England and Wales for the past 25 years, and this year takes the total donations to the sector to more than £8 million, complementing the generosity Provincial and individual Masonic Lodges regularly show for their local services.
£ Hampshire and Isle of Wight
1,739 Countess of Brecknock House
2,725 Earl Mountbatten Hospice
1,351 Naomi House (Wessex Children's Hospice Trust) (ch)
1,986 Oakhaven Trust Ltd (Oakhaven Hospice Trust)
3,341 Rowans (Portsmouth Area Hospice)
2,848 St Michael's Hospice (North Hampshire)
500 The Rosemary Foundation Ltd
Notes:A full list of hospice grants is available to print or view at: http://www.grandcharity.org/