St Wilfrid’s Hospice has received a donation of £3,004 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation and £2,000 from the Sussex Masonic Charities.
This will help to fund nearly one day (20 hours) running costs for the whole ward or just over two days of the hospice’s clinical Nurse Specialist service.
Alternatively, it could also fund a whole year of consumable equipment needed by the physio and occupational therapy department, Hospice at Home service and the bereavement service.
Between 2004 and 2016 the Masonic Charitable Foundation has donated £38,670 and the Sussex Masonic Charities, £25,420, to St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Rodney Chambers from the Sussex Masonic Charities presented St Wilfrid’s Hospice with a certificate from the Masonic Charitable foundation in recognition of their donation.
He said: “Freemasonry has always been a strong supporter of the Hospice movement. Many Masons have experienced at first hand the care and dignity provided for their friends and relations in their final days. Local Masons both individually and through their lodges have supported St Wilfrid’s for many years. I was very pleased to be asked this year to be the messenger from both the Grand Lodge of England and from the Province of Sussex and have been delighted to present cheques for the annual donations on behalf of both. We all look forward to supporting St Wilfrid’s in future.”
St Wilfrid’s Hospice is very grateful to both the Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Sussex Masonic Charities for their ongoing and continued support.
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