Representatives from the Leyand and District Freemasons visited St Catherine’s to hear an update on the charity’s work after making two generous donations this year.
The Freemasons have been regular supporters of the hospice for many years through their annual ‘giving day’ held each spring. This May they presented St Catherine’s with a wonderful £1,650.
The donation follows a cheque for £3,719 which arrived from the Freemasons Grand Charity – which distributes funds to good causes around the country each year – in January.
The two sums make a combined donation of £5,369 to support the specialised care of St Catherine’s this year.
Not only that, the group has also supported the charity by helping to marshal the route of the Moonlight and Memories Walk in July.
Chris Blackwell, Group Chairman, Stewart Seddon, Assistant Provincial Grand Master and Jeff Lucas, Group Charity Steward, all visited the hospice and met with Chief Executive Stephen Greenhalgh and Director of Community and Income Lorraine Charlesworth.
Stewart said: “It is always a pleasure to visit St Catherine’s and hear first-hand how the funds so generously donated by our members will help local people.
“It’s clear that things never sit still at St Catherine’s – there are always new things to discover about the charity’s important work.”