On the 10th of November 2022, 43 Buckinghamshire Freemasons arrived at Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes for a truly inspirational open evening.
The guests heard about how the hospital used the donations that it had previously received, and the impact on the hospice. This was a rare opportunity for Freemasons to gain an understanding of that aspect of their charitable work, one attendee commented how truly enlightening and educational the whole evening was.
After the presentations by representatives of Willen Hospice, the Buckinghamshire Freemasons announced a new donation of £20,000 to the Hospice. The money came from 9 lodges, which each gave £1,000, which was then match-funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation to £20,000, and the Head of Freemasonry in Buckinghamshire donated the final £1,000 from his discretionary fund.
The head of charity for the Buckinghamshire Freemasons said; “I count myself truly privileged to be able to see those happy and often tearful faces, I came away very fulfilled and collectively proud of the lodges within our Province who made that happen.”
You can find out more about Willen Hospice here: https://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/