Over £10 million given to hospices by the Grand Charity since 1984

Thursday, 06 June 2013

Helping hospices with more than £10 million

Hospice charitable support is close to the heart of Freemasons’ community work and that of the Grand Charity.

In 1984, a major project was conceived that would provide regular funding for hospice services throughout England and Wales. Many hospices already received support from local Freemasons, but due to ever-increasing running costs, it was agreed that additional help was needed. Since then, the Grand Charity has funded hospice services every year, supporting the ongoing compassionate care – physical, social and spiritual – they give to patients and their families. The hospice programme is one of the Grand Charity’s most popular grants.

Freemasons are passionate about supporting hospices and each year grants are available from the Grand Charity for all hospice services that receive less than sixty per cent of their income from the NHS. These grants are awarded for running costs only and no contributions are made to capital appeals, meaning the money goes directly to caring.

Later this year, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity will announce that it has donated more than £10 million to hospice services since 1984. Providing help for hospice services is very much at the heart of masonic charitable support and the Freemasons’ community work – but that is only part of the story.

In order to commemorate this achievement, the Grand Charity is compiling a collection of real stories (to be released later this year) that illustrate why supporting hospices is of such importance. To share your story, contact Siobhan McCarthy, head of marketing at The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, by 12 September: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 020 7395 9385, or at the charity’s address above.

 

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