James Ross, Head of West Wales Freemasons presents a cheque to Judith Williams, Grants Coordinator at Paul Sartori
Tuesday 15th December 2020
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home based in Haverfordwest was recently chosen to receive a grant of £500 from West Wales Freemasons.
The grant from West Wales Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) and will be used to assist Paul Sartori Hospice at Home in delivering end of life care in Pembrokeshire.
Judith Williams, Grants Coordinator from Paul Sartori Hospice at Home said, “We are very grateful to the West Wales Freemasons for their support once again, which will contribute towards the range of services we provide to end of life patients, their families and carers in Pembrokeshire. We are especially grateful to The Freemasons and their families as we are acutely aware of the struggles of raising income to sustain the service during this time.”
“I am delighted we’ve been able to assist Paul Sartori Hospice at Home. They do an outstanding job helping people with terminal or life limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families through difficult times,” said James Ross, Head of West Wales Freemasons.
This is just one of 203 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £750,000 will be donated to hospices all over England and Wales this year.
This includes £300,000 which will be distributed to each hospice that receives less than 60 per cent funding from the NHS. A further £450,000 will be provided to individual hospices across England and Wales via Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care. MCF is partnering with Hospice UK to widen access and address barriers to local hospice services to ensure they are accessible to everyone.
Contributions from Freemasons to hospices have exceeded £14 million in England and Wales since 1984.
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, under 18’s anticipatory grief and bereavement support, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home enable people in the later stages of any life-limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear, if that is their wish. All of the services are free of charge and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the generosity of the Pembrokeshire Community.
Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.