Staff and volunteers at the Demelza Hospice are celebrating receipt of a grant from the Mark Master Masons of Kent wholly funded by its charity, the Mark Benevolent Fund.

The donation, which is part of a Major Capital Grant of £1.3m to over 250 hospices in England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, recognises the contribution made by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to the service of the Crown and the life of the nation.

R.W. Bro Archibald Iain Torrance, the Provincial Grand Master for Kent said, “We are absolutely delighted that the members of the Province have chosen to support the Hospice in the Weald. We are all aware of the toll that the pandemic has taken on charities across the country and hope that this small gift will go some way to help enhance patient care and provide improved facilities for those in need and their families”.

Alexandra Fitzgerald from the Demelza Trust and Funds Executive said “We are so grateful to the Mark Masons and the Mark Benevolent Fund for their amazing donation to our Kent hospice. It helps us continue to helping those families who are most in need of support many of whom are still shielding as their children are among the most vulnerable in society”.