Funding for Hospices
This autumn, The Grand Charity will
announce a further £500,000 of grants for
hospices across England and Wales. We are
proud to report that the latest donations
bring The Grand Charity’s funding for the
sector to close to £6 million over 21 years.
The Hospice movement ensures over
250,000 individuals and their families
receive the best care and support during the
final stages of an incurable disease.
The services offered are free of charge
and the great majority of the UK’s hospices
are independent, local charities that receive
little or no NHS funding. Collectively they
must raise over £300 million each and every
year to continue their important work.
Since 1984, the Grand Charity has made
a significant contribution towards this
annual target with grants towards the
operating costs of over 200 independent
hospices and palliative care services,
including those dedicated to children.
The money received from The Grand
Charity complements the generous level of
support for local hospices demonstrated by
Provincial and individual Masonic Lodges
over many years.
For further information on the Grand
Charity and its support for Hospices,
including a Hospices Grant Application
Form and details of beneficiaries in 2005,
please contact The Grand Charity on 020
7395 9261 or visit their website at
Hospitals’ Christmas Carol Concert
MALCOLM SARGENT FESTIVAL CHOIR
Saturday, 3 December 2005 at 7.30pm
Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street,
London, WC2B 5AZ.
Families welcome. Tickets £18.
The Grand Charity is proud to be supporting
this year’s concert. All proceeds from the
concert are being donated to CLIC Sargent,
the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity.
To purchase tickets please send a
cheque made payable to ‘Malcolm Sargent
Festival Choir’ with a stamped, addressed
envelope to: Miss Sylvia Darley OBE,
34 North End Road, London, W14 0SH
or telephone 020 7602 6818.
How to perform
a testicular self examination
The Grand Charity is currently supporting
the Professorship which leads research into
male cancers at The Institute of Cancer
Research. Currently held by Professor
Colin Cooper this position is named
The Grand Charity of Freemasons’ Chair
of Molecular Biology.
Testicular cancer primarly affects
younger men and is the most common form
of cancer in men aged 15-45. Regular self examination
can help to detect this cancer at
an early stage. Thanks to advances made at
The Institute testicular cancer has an overall
cure rate of 95% and the cure rate can be as
high as 99% if caught at an early stage.
For further information or to request a
leaflet about testicular and prostate cancer
contact the Everyman Campaign at: The
Institute of Cancer Research, Freepost
LON922, London, SW7 3YY T: 0800 731 9468
Web site created by Mark Griffin