Assistant Provincial Grand Master Kevin Poynton and Warrington Group Charity Steward Mike Williams were delighted to present a cheque for £2,464, on behalf of the Freemasons’ Grand Charity to St Rocco’s Fundraising Officer Elizabeth Brunold, who was pleased to receive it on behalf of St Rocco’s. Kevin said that he was delighted to present the cheque and thanked all the staff for the wonderful work they undertake.
Kevin Taylor St Rocco’s Fundraising Manager and Elizabeth Brunold thanked Kevin saying that the Masons have contributed many times in the past and the donations help considerably with the care work that is undertaken.
St Rocco’s provides care and support for those living with life limiting illnesses, their families and carers. Being a registered charity they are very much dependent on the support of the local community. However, it does depend heavily on charity work and donations, which are essential for its continued success.
All of the care provided at St Rocco’s is free, for both patients and their carers. They don’t even charge for car parking. Yet only around a third of the funding for the hospice is provided by the NHS.
St Rocco’s is a local hospice and is a shining example of the work undertaken by the hospice movement, which offers a first class service in the Warrington district.