North Wales Freemasons, through the Covid-19 Response Group, have donated £9,500 to support Nightingale House Hospice’s new mobile food service program – Meals Matter, an innovative food service by the award-winning team at Caffi Cwtch
The £9,500 grant from North Wales Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Freemasons' Charity, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales to support Nightingale House with the service and enables them to continue to provide the Meals Matter program for around 3 months during the COVID-19 lockdown.
'We have already received excellent feedback on the Meals Matter service and the speedy delivery. We have also found the phone calls have been a good chance to speak to those who are self-isolating and may be feeling lonely, we may be the first person they have spoken to all week,' said Steve Parry, Chief Executive of Nightingale House, “I would like to offer my sincere thanks to North Wales Freemasons for their generous support at this most difficult time for our community.'
John Charles Hoult, Provincial Grand Master, said: 'I visited Nightingale House Hospice before the Covid-19 crisis and was impressed by their first-class facilities. The warmth of the welcome from all the staff and volunteers highlighted why this is clearly a special place within the local community. I am delighted to see our significant support for this vital project and wish everyone at the hospice well with their new Meals Matter initiative.'
The donation was coordinated through the Covid-19 Response Group, which was formed by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) as an emergency structure in response to Covid-19. Its purpose is to work together to deliver life-changing initiatives to those in need.