Mark Master Masons donate £3,000 to Francis House

Staff at Francis House are celebrating receipt of a grant from the Mark Master Masons of The Province of West Lancashire. 

Mark Master Masons donation to Francis House

The generous donation is wholly funded by the Mark Benevolent Fund the official charity of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, the third largest branch of Freemasonry with over 35,000 members worldwide.

The donation, which is part of a Major Capital Grant of £1.3m to over 250 hospices in England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, recognises the contribution made by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to the service of the Crown and the life of the nation.

Mr. Keith Beardmore, the Provincial Grand Master for The Mark Province of West Lancashire said: “We are absolutely delighted that the members of the Province have chosen to support Francis House Children’s Hospice. We are all aware of the toll that the pandemic has taken on charities across the country and hope that this donation will go some way to help enhance patient care and provide improved facilities for those in need and their families.”

Julie Williams, fundraising officer of Francis House said: “We are delighted to be chosen as one of the beneficiaries of this donation. The past 18 months have been very difficult and the lack of events and fundraising activity has seen a shortfall in our income. This contribution will help us to continue to care for over 500 families of children and teenagers with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.”

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