Tom Quinn, Provincial Grand Master, invited two representatives from Richard House as his guests to The Mark Province of London's Annual Banquet in order to present a cheque for £30,000. Members across London and Middlesex voted for Richard House to receive a slice of a £1.25 million raised and distributed to hospices across England and Wales in memory of HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh. The Richard House Family would like to pass on their sincere thanks for the invitation to attend the Mark Mason London Provence banquet to accept this cheque. It’s because of organisations like Freemasonry choosing to nominate the hospice at meetings, that we have managed to survive the last 18 months.

Although national restrictions have lifted, Richard House still faces an uncertain future. We now believe that this year may be more of a struggle for raising funds than last, with emergency funding grants and government COVID support no longer available. Chris Williams Head of Community Fundraising and Events at Richard House said:

"When we look back on this donation, we don’t think of your support as just a cheque …. We think of it as helping a father get a good night’s sleep. We think of it as giving a mother the confidence to look after her child. And, most importantly, we think of it as helping a vulnerable child and their family enjoy what time they have left.

"It was an honour for Richard House to be in attendance to thank the Mark Masons in person. When COVID allows, we look forward to welcoming them to Richard House to meet some of the wonderful families and nurses that they’ve helped first hand."

If you would like to find out more about how Freemasonry is helping those at Richard House or are a lodge that would like to become involved visit us at https://www.richardhouse.org.uk/masonic-lodges