Jersey Hospice Care has been chosen to receive a grant of £1,660 from Jersey Freemasons.
The grant from Jersey Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF),and will be applied to nursing care on the In Patient Unit this Christmas.
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, Wales, and the Crown Dependencies 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, Wales and the Crown Dependencies since 1984.
Katrina Hancock from Jersey Hospice said:
“This year has been challenging for all of us, especially the patients we care for at Jersey Hospice Care and their loved ones. The ongoing support of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, and our local Lodges, is very much appreciated as we go into the winter months and continue to support everyone who needs our specialist care this Christmas”
Graham Spence from Jersey Freemasons said:
“I’m very pleased we’ve again been able to assist Jersey Hospice Care. They do an outstanding job helping people with terminal or life limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families through very difficult times.