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City Hospice, Cardiff’s local hospice, has unveiled a plaque in honour of the South Wales Freemasons to celebrate the great support they’ve given the charity.

Last year, the South Wales Freemasons and Masonic Charitable Foundation donated a total of £5,800 to City Hospice, which was gratefully received. The charity spent money on getting high backed chairs for patients to use during its Day Centres, Bereavement Coffee Mornings and other group meetings.

Gareth Jones, The Provincial Grand Master of the Masonic Province of South Wales, was delighted to both see and hear about how the money was used to help patients at the hospice. “I’m very pleased we’ve been able to assist City Hospice. They do an outstanding job helping people with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families through very difficult times. This is just one of 237 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £600,000 will be donated to hospices across Wales and England this year.

Contributions from Freemasons to hospices have exceeded £13 million in England and Wales since 1984 and are continuing to increase at a rate of £600,000 a year.”

City Hospice is a registered charity at the heart of Cardiff, providing specialist medical, nursing and end of life care to patients in their own homes. Formerly George Thomas Hospice Care, we offer counselling (to adults and children), welfare benefits advice and day centres with a range of activities. City Hospice is the only at-home palliative care provider for the city of Cardiff and needs to raise a total of £1.5m to keep providing these specialist services.

Liz Andrews, Chief Executive at City Hospice, would like to thank Gareth and the South Wales Freemasons for all of their support. “By making this kind donation, the Freemasons have provided us with some of the tools to help us do our job, delivering exceptional palliative care and support for families. It’s humbling to see how much palliative care means to the South Wales Freemasons and we are so grateful for their continued support.”

To find out more about the work of City Hospice, visit www.cityhospice.org.uk.

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We would like to update our supporters and families on the current impact Coronavirus (Covid 19) is having on the operations of City Hospice. Our priority remains to provide care and support to people living with life limiting and terminal illness. Our clinical team continue to deliver essential care during this unprecedented time. We hope that you will all join us in supporting our exceptional team as they continue to provide care for some of the most vulnerable people in Cardiff.

On behalf of the City Hospice team, thank you for your continued support, which allows our charity to care for patients in our community.

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