Staff and volunteers at Harlington (£3,000), St Luke’s (£8,000), Richards House (£2,000), St Josephs, (£4,000) and North London Hospices (£3,000) are celebrating receipt of a grants from the Mark Master Masons of Middlesex wholly funded by its charity, the Mark Benevolent Fund.
There are still presentations to 4 more Hospices to come.
W Bro Eddy Garty, Provincial Grand Master of Middlesex Mark Masons with representatives of the Hospices.
These donations which are part of a Major Capital Grant of £1.3m to over 250 hospices in England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, recognises the contribution made by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to the service of the Crown and the life of the nation.
Eddy Garty, the Provincial Grand Master for Middlesex Mark Masons said:
‘We are absolutely delighted that the members of the Province have chosen to support these Hospices and along with the Deputy PGM Steven Vanhinsbergh and Provincial Grand Charity Steward Headley O’Brien we hosted a meet and greet for all 5 Hospices at Chingford Masonic Centre.
We are all aware of the toll that the pandemic has taken on charities across the country and hope that these small gifts will go some way to help enhance patient care and provide improved facilities for those in need and their families.”
The whole group welcomed the donations, saying they were so grateful for incredible generosity of Middlesex Mark Masons and that the gifts will make a tremendous difference to the patients.
They all said meeting as a collective, allowed them to have the additional benefit of networking.
Provincial Grand Charity Steward Headley O’Brien, Julia and Emma from St Joseph’s, Eddy Garty, Provincial Grand Master for Middlesex Mark Masons and Deputy PGM, Steven Vanhinsbergh
Alice from North London Hospice
Tim from St Luke’s
Chris from Richards House
Emma from Harlington