Staffordshire Freemasons Grants to Local Hospices
Acorn Childrens Hospice, Walsall, Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Stoke-on-Trent, Katharine House Hospice, Stafford, Compton Care, in Wolverhampton, St. Glies Hospice (Lichfield and Walsall) and the Donna Louise Trust in Stoke-on-Trent have been chosen to share a total grant of £12,970 from Staffordshire Freemasons. The grant from Staffordshire Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) and will be used for core funding.
This is just one of 203 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £750,000 will be donated to hospices all over England and Wales this year.
This includes £300,000 which will be distributed to each hospice that receives less than 60 per cent funding from the NHS. A further £450,000 will be provided to individual hospices across England and Wales via Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care. MCF is partnering with Hospice UK to widening access and address barriers to local hospice services to ensure they are accessible to everyone.
Contributions from Freemasons to hospices have exceeded £14 million in England and Wales since 1984.