Freemasons’ £7k donation to hospice

From left: Lorraine Bowen and  Dawn Clark from Willen with Kim Stopher, Master of Secklow Hundred Lodge
From left: Lorraine Bowen and Dawn Clark from Willen with Kim Stopher, Master of Secklow Hundred Lodge

Willen Hospice has received donations totalling nearly £7,000 from Buckinghamshire Freemasons towards its essential care and treatment.

Secklow Hundred Lodge, which meets in Stony Stratford, recently handed over a cheque for £1,500.

Longueville and Bletchley Park Lodges, both from Bletchley, each donated £1,000.

And a further £3,200 has been handed over by the Freemasons Grand Charity.

Willen Hospice has a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, social care professionals and other health care staff, who provide round-the-clock care to patients with a life-limiting illness and ongoing care and support for their families.

All of its services are offered free of charge.

Willen’s fundraising manager, Dawn Clark, said: “The vision of Willen Hospice is to always be there to care, but to achieve that we need to raise £3.6 million every year.

“We’d like to offer our sincerest thanks to Buckinghamshire Freemasons for their generosity in donating nearly £7,000 to support hospice care in our community.”

Ron King, from Bucks Freemasons, said: “We are delighted that we can continue to support Willen Hospice, as we do with many other local charities and hospices throughout our county.

“It is one of the many ways in which Buckinghamshire Freemasons’ core values of Friendship, Integrity and Charity are used to benefit the local community.”