Freemasons Grand Charity boosts North East hospices

PUBLISHED: 00:16 28 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:58 20 February 2013

Members of the Freemasons and Hospice representatives

Members of the Freemasons and Hospice representatives

Representatives from seven North East hospices came together to receive donations from the Freemasons Grand Charity.

Representatives from seven North East hospices came together to receive donations from the Freemasons Grand Charity.


Butterwick Hospice in Stockton and Bishop Auckland, St Theresas in Darlington, St Benedicts in Sunderland, St Clares in Jarrow, Willow Burn in Lanchester, Hartlepool Hospice and St Cuthberts in Durham each received a cheque from the Provincial Grand Master, Eric Heaviside at the event, which was held at the Butterwick Hospices Bishop Auckland site.


The Freemasons Grand Charity has supported hospices nationally for more than ten years and from its 500,000 national budget this year, 16,450 was donated to local hospices in the Province of Durham.


Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, Chief Executive of Butterwick Hospice Care, said: These donations mean a real difference to the Hospices. I would like to acknowledge the support of the many local Freemasons Lodges which repeatedly support the hospices across our region.


Provincial Grand Master, Mr Heaviside said: Were very happy to support our regions hospices who do a large amount of valuable work.

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