Saint Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough will receive a grant from North Yorkshire Freemasons.

The grant of £1,655 will go towards providing patient care both in the in-patient unit and for those who wish to remain at home towards the end of life.

The funds come through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is the charity for Freemasons in England and Wales.

Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager at Saint Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’re very grateful for their generous grant, which will make a big difference to our patients and their loved ones. It will ensure they continue to receive the care they need, free of charge, 24/7, 365 days a year.”

Saint Catherine’s is one of 227 hospices receiving less than 60% funding from the NHS and this grant is part of £600,000 that will be donated to hospices from Freemasons.

David Chambers, The Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the Province, said: “I’m very pleased we’ve been able to assist Saint Catherine’s Hospice. They do an outstanding job helping people with terminal or life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families through very difficult times.”