(by editorial staff, Charity Today, October 24, 2019)
A Leeds Masonic lodge has received a very warm reception from a local hospice to a “cool” £2,500 donation!
Members of Loyalty Lodge, which meets in Castle Grove, Headingley, answered a call of help from St Gemma’s Hospice, in Moortown, which was looking to purchase an industrial ice machine.
Whilst ice is used by the hospice to not only to chill drinks – but to soothe patients’ mouths and throats, and to fill packs to cool those with high temperatures – the cost of a new unit came with a hefty price tag.
For its part, Loyalty Lodge successfully applied to the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s (PGM’s) Fund for a grant of £2,500 to help buy the equipment.
Each quarter, this fund allocates grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £5,000 to charities and organisations in its…