Ashgate Hospice, Blythe House Hospice and Treetops Hospice Trust Group have been chosen to receive from Derbyshire Freemasons.
The grant from Derbyshire Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) and been awarded accordingly:
Ashgate Hospice: £2,150
Blythe House Hospice: £1,000
Treetops Hospice Trust Group: £1,000
These is just some of 218 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 for local people who are homeless or have learning disabilities.
Contributions from Freemasons to hospices have exceeded £13 million in England and Wales since 1984.
There will be more information and photos to follow soon!