Huge grant from Freemasons to help Andover-based charity the Macular Society fight cruel disease


Huge grant from Freemasons to help Andover-based charity the Macular Society fight cruel disease

(by Sophie Day, Andover Advertiser, 18th February)

 

Older people losing their sight will now be able to benefit from new services thanks to a grant of over £99,000.

Andover-based charity the Macular Society has been awarded a donation of £99,070 from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons.

The funding will allow those suffering with macular degeneration able to access a telephone helpline, professional counselling service and befriending scheme.

Emma Malcolm, director of fundraising and marketing at the Macular Society, said: “We’re so grateful to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons for their generous grant.

“Macular disease is cruel and isolating; it steals your sight, your confidence and the ability to do the things you love.

“But this funding will help us provide…

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Huge grant from Freemasons to help Andover-based charity the Macular Society fight cruel disease

 

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