Martin House Children’s Hospice
Six Yorkshire organisations will this month (May) share a £123,000 “major grants” windfall from the region’s Freemasons.
The financial donations which range in value from £10,000 to £38,000 – will be presented to the recipients at the Freemasons’ Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s annual meeting, being held at Harrogate’s Royal Hall on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 7.
Representatives from the six organisations will be presented with their individual cheques by the fraternity’s Provincial Grand Master, David S Pratt, at the event which will be attended by hundreds of Freemasons from Yorkshire’s four counties and further afield.
Those organisations receiving grants are:
Provincial Grand Master David S Pratt, said: “It is an absolute honour to be able to present these six different, yet equally deserving, organisations with their grants, and I look forward to doing so at our Provincial Grand Lodge annual meeting next week in Harrogate.
“This money has all been raised by individual Freemasons from throughout our Province, and I am extremely grateful for their generosity and continued support of one of our three grand principles, namely charity.
“Charity is, and always has been, at the heart of Freemasonry, and it will continue to be so for as long as our ancient and honourable institution exists.”
Sarah Smith from Martin House said: “We are delighted to receive the support of the Freemasons, and this vehicle will make a huge difference to us. It will enable us to take children and young people on more trips and outings, helping them to enjoy more activities and make precious memories during their stays at Martin House.”
For Further Information, please contact:
David Simister, Different PR, on 08453 892 626
Provincial Communications Team