Staff and volunteers at Weldmar Hospicecare are celebrating receipt of a grant from the Mark Master Masons of Dorset 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.

Right Worshipful Brother Michael James Leslie Whelan JP, the Provincial Grand Master for Dorset, said, "Recognising the outstanding care provided by Weldmar Hospicecare, he was delighted that the members of the Province had chosen to support Weldmar at this time, being aware of the massive effect that the Covid pandemic has had on charity fundraising across the country, he hoped that this small gift would go some way to support patients and their families when they need that care the most."

£7,000 donation to Weldmar Hospiccare The Director of Fund Raising at Weldmar Hospicecare, Matt Smith, was pleased to welcome the Provincial Grand Master, together with the Provincial Charity Steward, W.Bro. Trevor Barrett and a number of Mark Master Masons, representing the seven Lodges that nominated Weldmar Hospicecare, to the gardens of the Inpatient Unit in Dorchester, to receive this donation.

The presentation was made on behalf of the following Lodges:

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