Mark Master Masons donate to Jersey Hospice

Jersey Freemasons

Press release



The team at Jersey Hospice Care are celebrating receipt of a grant from the Mark Master Masons of the Channel Islands wholly funded by its charity, the Mark Benevolent Fund.

The donation, which is 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.

Derek Upton, the Provincial Grand Master for the Channel Islands Province of Mark Master Masons said, ‘We are absolutely delighted that the members of the Province have chosen to support Jersey Hospice Care. We are all aware of the toll that the pandemic has taken on charities across the country and hope that this small gift will go some way to help enhance patient care and provide improved facilities for those in need and their families.”

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Jersey Hospice Care welcomed the donation saying, “we are very grateful to the Mark Master Masons for this generous gift which will ensure we are able to continue to offer our patients a choice of where they receive our specialist care – at Hospice or in the community, whether that’s in the hospital, at home, or another residential setting. We really value the long-term friendship and support that the Freemasons of Jersey have shown to Hospice over the years.”