Ribble Valley Freemasons help hospice

Freemasons hand over cheque to East Lancs Hospice
Freemasons hand over cheque to East Lancs Hospice

A cheque for £2,440 has been handed over to East Lancashire Hospice.

The donation by the East Ribble District Freemasons Grand Charity, who hold their meetings in Clitheroe, was presented by chairman David Lightbown.

East Lancashire Hospice is one of 242 hospices across England and Wales currently receiving grants from the Freemasons Grand Charity totalling £600,000. Since 1984, the charity has donated more than £11m. in support of hospices.

Freemasons in the province of East Lancashire are thrilled that Freemasons Grand Charity continues to support local hospices. The care, compassion and support they provide to the community is outstanding and are delighted that they are able to show continuing dedication to the cause.

Event fund-raiser Denise Gee said: “Although the financial support is huge and our patients truly benefit, the Freemasons give more than a donation.

“They give their time as volunteers and advice when it’s in their field of expertise. They are truly great ambassadors and we are delighted to be chosen and continually supported by them.”

David Lightbown from the Freemasons hands over the donation to nurse Heather Joss, head of inpatients Gaynor Barlow and events fund-raiser, Denise Gee. (s)