We recently received a grant from the Mark Master Masons of Dyfed wholly funded by its charity, the Mark Benevolent Fund.

The £4,000 donation is part of a Major Capital Grant of £1.3m to over 250 hospices in England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, which recognises the contribution made by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to the service of the Crown and the life of the nation.

The Provincial Grand Master of Dyfed, Gary Hicks and representatives from Mark Lodges in Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Fishguard and Cardigan presented the donation to Judith Williams the Grant Development Officer and Pat Coombs the Clinical Coordinator and Equipment Facilitator at Paul Sartori House, the charity’s head office in Haverfordwest.

Gary Hicks said, “We are absolutely delighted that the members of the Province have chosen to support Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.  This terrible pandemic has taken a great toll on charities across the country. The Paul Sartori Foundation has supported our communities since 1982 and this small gift will go some way to help the dedicated staff, and volunteers deliver essential services to those in need within our communities.”

Judith Williams said “We are very grateful to The Mark Benevolent Fund and The Mark Master Masons of Dyfed for their continuing support.  This recent donation will enable us to continue to provide our services free to those who require our support,” adding, “We recognise the generosity of each individual at each Mark Lodge who donated.  Thank you.” Paul Sartori Hospice at Home provide a wide range of services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year 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 charity will be celebrating its 40th anniversary during 2022 and more news will follow on the exciting activities planned throughout the year.  To access the charity’s services in the meantime, or find out how to get involved visit our website www.paulsartori.org or call 01437 763223