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Funds raised by the Freemasons lodged with the hospice

The Bishop of Barking, Masonic Lodge presented 3 cheques totalling  £1,364  to Saint Francis Hospice this week, to support their work looking after local people affected by a life-limiting illness. 
John Barrett and Katy Woodgate (cropped)

The Chair of the Lodge, John Barrett, came to Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower on Friday to present a cheque to the Events Manager, Katy Woodgate.    


John who is the Master of the Lodge, which is based in Upminster, chose Saint Francis Hospice as one of the lodge's two charities of the year his brother was cared for by the hospice before he died in 2010.     


John and his son had previously raised money for the hospice by climbing Mount Snowdon, this time however he chose a less demanding way to raise the money.  With the support of his lodge he ran a ladies night at the DeRougement Manor, Great Warley.     


He would like to acknowledge the contributions made by Mark Sanderson of Ecospill and Rob Davies from Dirteeze who both donated £250 each.     


Chris Holmes, Community Fundraising Manager at the hospice, said, "We are so grateful to the Bishop of Barking, Masonic Lodge for their generous donation.


As a charity we rely on the generosity of our community to help us raise the £7.3 million we need every year to provide the highest standard of care for people affected by life limiting illness." 


For more information on how to suppoort us visit our fundraising page

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