Published Tuesday 15th March 2016

The donation was presented by the Provincial Grand Master for Herefordshire and former Chaplain at the Hospice, The Rev’d David Bowen, and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Michael Roff, to Ruth Denison, Director of Income Generation, and Paddy Nugent, Community Fundraising Manager.
Receiving the donation, Paddy Nugent said ‘St Michael’s Hospice is eternally grateful for the support from the Masons, which goes back to 1984. We really appreciate their continued commitment and would like to thank all involved for their continued support.’ The money will be used for the fitting out of one of the bedrooms in the new building.
This follows closely on a donation of £500 made by members of the oldest Lodge in Herefordshire, Palladian Lodge. One of its members, Colin Tudor, has been receiving out-patient care at St Michael’s, and is so pleased with the way he is being looked after that he wanted to show his appreciation, with the support of his Lodge. In presenting that cheque Colin thanked the dedicated staff for all they had done for him and many others.
Freemasons throughout the country are strong supporters of their local Hospices, and those in Herefordshire are very pleased to have such an invaluable and high-quality facility available to the local community.
Pictured left to right, in one of the patient sitting rooms at the Hospice: Michael Roff, Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the Masonic Province of Herefordshire, Ruth Denison, Director of Income Generation at the Hospice, and Rev’d David Bowen, Provincial Grand Master.