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Cornish freemasons support children's hospices

By CG_Oscar  |  Posted: December 29, 2013

Catherine Collier and Mary Murfin from CHSW receiving the cheque from Assistant Provincial Grand Master Peter Roberts

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Cornwall’s freemasons have donated £5,000 to Children’s Hospice South West.

Over the years, the freemasons have given over £50,000 towards the building of the Little Harbour hospice in St Austell and its continued running costs.

CHSW says it is particularly grateful to receive the latest donation as it was just a month ago that the freemasons gave an emergency grant of £50,000 to the British Red Cross in support of immediate emergency aid efforts in the Philippines.

This latest £5,000 donation from the Freemasons Grand Charity will be split between CHSW’s three hospices, and comes in addition to the local donations received directly from the Freemasons of Cornwall who are dedicated supporters of CHSW and Little Harbour.

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master Peter Roberts, said: “Charity is the best way of putting our freemasonry principles of neighbourly concern into practice. All of the money given to charity by freemasons is raised directly from our members and local lodges throughout Cornwall, and we are very proud to help CHSW who are doing such wonderful work for life limited children.’’

Mary Murfin, community fundraiser at Little Harbour said the hospice was always grateful for the kind and generous donations we receive from the freemasons.

“ Donations like these go straight towards continuing the vital care and support given to children and families who use Little Harbour,’’ she said.

Little Harbour is a children’s hospice dedicated to supporting and caring for children with life limiting conditions and their families. Children and their families can visit Little Harbour for planned respite stays as well as emergency care, end of life care and bereavement support.

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