Masons give £15,000 to Jessie May

Published on: 27 Oct 2017

KINGSWOOD-based charity Jessie May is celebrating after receiving a £15,000 Community Award from the Freemasons following a public vote.

The charity, which supports children with terminal illnesses in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire,  appealed to friends, supporters and service users to vote online and help them win a slice of the £3m  up for grabs as part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations.

Julian Withers, head of fundraising at Jessie May, said: “This grant will make a huge difference and will help us continue to provide medical, respite and bereavement support to our families."

The Freemasons' Provincial Grand Master for Gloucestershire, Tim Henderson-Ross, said: "This money is being distributed to charities with track records for spending wisely."

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