London hospices given grants from London Freemasons

Six hospices in London have been chosen to receive a grant from Metropolitan Freemasons.

The grants from London Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. This is just six of 245 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £600,000 will be donated to hospices all over England and Wales this year. This includes £450,000 which will be distributed to each hospice that receives less than 65per cent funding from the NHS.

North London Hospice £2,620
Richard House Children’s Hospice £1,541
St Christopher’s Hospice £4,620
St John’s Hospice £2,620
St Joseph’s Hospice Hackney £5,030
The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre £1,000

North London Hospice is a registered charity that has been caring for local people since 1984. They help those with a potentially life-limiting illness who have specialist needs.

Richard House Children’s Hospice supports children and their families in East London to lead as positive and happy a life as possible when dealing with a life-limiting health condition.

St. Christopher’s Hospice has been providing tailored end of life care in SE London for over 50 years.

St John’s Hospice, an independent charity located within the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood, provides specialised palliative care to more than 3,000 terminally-ill patients and their families every year.

St Joseph’s Hospice supports people in East and North East London with serious, life-limiting conditions.

The Nightingale was formed by a local group of concerned individuals who felt that more could be done to support people affected by cancer in Enfield. They work together with existing local services to ensure that we provide comprehensive support.Contributions from Freemasons to hospices have exceeded £12 million in England and Wales since 1984 and are continuing to increase at a rate of £600,000 a year.