Treetops Hospice Care in Risley provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The organisation has recently been chosen to receive a grant of £ 1,000 from Derbyshire Freemasons. The grant comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) and will be used towards the funding of an extension to the building.
This is just one 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.
Adela Appleby from Treetops hospice said:
“We’re very grateful to Derbyshire Freemasons for their generous grant, which will really help towards the ongoing costs of our expansion plans”
Michael Hitchcock from Derbyshire Freemasons said:
“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to assist Treetops hospice. They do an outstanding job helping people with terminal or life limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families through very difficult times”.
Adela Appleby, Campaign Manager (right) Michael Hitchcock and Julie Heath, Chief Executive
About the Masonic Charitable Foundation
The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people. The MCF also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief. In total, MCF support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally. As well as providing grants to charities, the MCF supports Masonic families with a financial, health or family need. Visit www.mcf.org.uk