Freemasonry has an enviable record of providing regular and consistent financial support to individual charities over long periods, while at the same time making thousands of grants to local charities and projects throughout England and Wales each year.
Contrary to popular belief, one does not have to be a Freemason to benefit from Masonic charity. Freemasonry is second only to the National Lottery in the level of money donated to charitable causes in the UK.
On Friday 15th March 2019, Sussex Freemasons made a considerable contribution to the Hospice at Home service by gifting new vehicles to The Martlets Hospice, Hove, St Michael's Hospice, Hastings, St Barnabas House Hospice, Worthing, and St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne.
These vehicles provide a vital service to our communities and to the Hospice at Home service which aims to enable patients with advanced illness to be cared for at home, and to die at home if that is their preference. Care can also be provided to prevent admission to inpatient care, for crisis management or for longer periods of care.
St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne hosted the event at which these vehicles were handed over to the various Hospices.
This was a major Launch for Sussex Freemasons. Not only were we able to hand over vitality needed equipment to support those in critical need of help but also this was were Sussex Masonic Charities formally launched their new logo.