Masons support hospice

St Catherine's Hospice cheque presentation from the Scarborough Masonic Lodges ..left to right Chris Stanley, David Grisdale, David Francis, Mark Lamb, Alan Stuttle, David Marshall and Chris Adnitt 110518
St Catherine's Hospice cheque presentation from the Scarborough Masonic Lodges ..left to right Chris Stanley, David Grisdale, David Francis, Mark Lamb, Alan Stuttle, David Marshall and Chris Adnitt 110518

A QUINTET of donations totalling more than £3,000 have been made byScarborough’s Masonic lodges in support of Saint Catherine’s Hospice.

A £3,400 cheque was given to the hospice by the five lodges on behalf on the Provincial Grand Lodge Charity Fund.

Each year freemasons in the Scarborough area raise money for the central Provincial Grand Lodge fund which is then distributed to worthy local causes.

David Marshall, director of Fundraising at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “This is an extremely generous donation from the freemasons and we are very grateful.

“They have always been very valuable supporters of Saint Catherine’s both in terms of financial donations and volunteer time their members give us.

“The freemasons work tirelessly throughout the year for many, many good causes and it is very kind of them to include Saint Catherine’s.

“It is donations of this kind that help us carry out our work in this area and it is particularly welcome during our 25th anniversary appeal as we look to raise extra funds.”

Representing the lodges at the presentation were charity steward Chris Adnitt and master Alan Stuttle of Old Globe Lodge, master Mark Lamb of Leopold Lodge, master Chris Stanley of Scarborough Lodge, master David Francis of Denison Lodge and master David Grisdale of St Nicholas Lodge.