|Press release from the Freemasons' Grand Charity: Ten charities share in £550,000 for their work
||[Jun. 6th, 2009|08:39 pm]
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5 June 2009
Ten charities share in £550,000 for their work
A group of ten charities had reason to celebrate this week when they attended a special event where they were presented with grants from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity totalling £550,000. The grants were given in commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the installation of His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, KG, as Grand Master of United Grand Lodge of England and Grand President of the central Masonic Charities.
In front of an audience of hundreds of Masons and their guests, The Duke personally presented the cheques to representatives of the charities. The organisations supported are charities for which His Royal Highness has a particular concern and meet The Freemasons’ Grand Charity’s objective of supporting people in need.
More information about the beneficiary charities is available by downloading the booklet on The Freemasons’ Grand Charity website at http://www.grandcharity.org/data/files/dowloads/Duke_of_Kent_Event_programme_June_09.pdf
Grants presented at meeting:
Save Canterbury Cathedral £100,000Combat Stress £50,000The Colonel’s Fund Grenadier Guards £50,000King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes £50,000Leukaemia Research £50,000Royal Air Force Charitable Trust £50,000Restore – Burn and Wound Research £50,000Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal £50,000The Colonel’s Fund Scots Guards £50,000The Stroke Association £50,000
Notes to Editors:
Visit The Freemasons’ Grand Charity website at www.grandcharity.org
For further information contact Natasha Treweek on 020 7395 9394