Freemasons donate £2,257 to hospice

Members of the West Lancashire Freemasons presenting the cheque to the hospice
Members of the West Lancashire Freemasons presenting the cheque to the hospice

The Freemasons have donated more than £2,000 to Willowbrook Hospice.

West Lancashire Freemasons have presented a gift of £2,257 to the St Helens hospice as part of the Freemasons’ Grand Charity annual charitable giving programme which in 2015 saw 245 hospices in England and Wales receive £600, 000.

Willowbrook Hospice Head of Fundraising Nichola Saunders said: “On behalf of Willowbrook, I would like to thank the Freemasons for their wonderful continuing support which enables us to provide the kind of care and facilities that we believe the communities of St Helens and Knowsley deserve.

“Donations like this are not only very welcome but are vital in enabling us to continue our work.”

Since 1998, the Freemasons Grand Charity has donated nearly £34, 000 to Willowbrook.

Tony Bent, Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the West Lancashire Freemasons, said: “We have supported the Hospice for many years now and this donation is additional to other fundraising individual lodges do throughout the year.

“We regularly donate because it’s such a worthwhile cause and because the Masons are strong supporters of the Hospice movement nationwide.”