Eight hospices receive nearly £14,000 from Essex Freemasons

Eight hospices across the county have been chosen to receive grants totaling nearly £14,000 from Essex Freemasons. The grants donated via the Freemasons own charity, the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), are urgently needed to help make up shortfalls in funding caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The hospices are:

Fair Havens Hospice
£1,880
Farleigh Hospice
£1,550
Haven House Children's Hospice
£1,545
Little Havens Children's Hospice
£1,820
Saint Francis Hospice
£1,990
St Clare West Essex Hospice Care Trust
£1,440
St Helena Hospice
£1,880
St Luke's Hospice (Basildon & District)
£1,440

These are just eight of 203 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 and a further £450,000 which will be provided to individual hospices across England and Wales via Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care.

Contributions from Freemasons to hospices have exceeded £14 million in England and Wales since 1984.