Tring charity receives £500 from Hertfordshire Freemasons

The Pepper Foundation raises funds for the children’s nursing service

Monday, 7th December 2020, 4:18 pm
Updated Monday, 7th December 2020, 4:22 pm

A charity that raises money for children's hospice at home care in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire has received a £500 grant.

Hertfordshire Freemasons chose to donate the money to The Pepper Foundation in Tring, the grant comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) and will be used for the funding of nursing care.

This grant is just one of 203 given to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £750,000 will be donated to hospices in England and Wales this year, including £300,000 which will be distributed to each hospice that receives less than 60 per cent funding from the NHS.

Nurse Jane

Ruth Proudfoot, from The Pepper Foundation, said: “We’re very grateful to Hertfordshire Freemasons for their generous grant, which will help the funding of nursing care.

"We are currently helping a record number of children.”

Provincial Grand Master of Hertfordshire, Paul Gower, said: “I’m very pleased we’ve been able to assist The Pepper Foundation.

"They do an outstanding job helping children with terminal or life limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families through very difficult times.”