Freemasons give hospice a cash boost

St Catherines Hospice presentation St Caths Chief Exec Mike Wilkinson,Nurses Jenny Turner and Nikki White, Scarborough Free Masons Richard Gillett,Alan Jarman,Ashley Tyson. pic Richard Ponter 155009
St Catherines Hospice presentation St Caths Chief Exec Mike Wilkinson,Nurses Jenny Turner and Nikki White, Scarborough Free Masons Richard Gillett,Alan Jarman,Ashley Tyson. pic Richard Ponter 155009

Christmas came early at Saint Catherine’s Hospice when local Freemasons presented a donation towards the cost of patient care.

The Freemasons, long-standing supporters of hospices, made a gift of £3,880 at the end of another busy year of raising money to help others.

Kevin Howard, charity steward of The Leopold 1760 Lodge in Scarborough, said that the grant to Saint Catherine’s was one of 242 presented to hospices all over the country.

“We do a lot of fundraising and we’re really pleased that Saint Catherine’s will benefit,” he said. “The care, compassion and support hospices provide to the community is outstanding and we are delighted that we are able to show our continuing dedication to their cause.”

Pictured are hospice chief executive Mike Wilkinson, nurses Jenny Turner and Nikki White, Scarborough Freemasons Richard Gillett, Alan Jarman and Ashley Tyson. Picture by Richard Ponter 155009