A HOSPICE has been awarded more than £1,770 from The Province of Yorkshire North & East Ridings Freemasons.

Saint Catherine’s, which provides care and support for adults with a terminal illness, and to their families and friends, has been awarded the grant though the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

A Freemasons spokesperson said: “I’m very pleased we’ve been able to assist Saint Catherine’s.

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

This is just one of 203 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £750,000 will be donated to hospices all over England and Wales this year.

Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager for Saint Catherine’s, added: “We were delighted to receive this kind and generous grant, which will be put to very good use in providing patient care.”