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21-year-old Cheslyn has always had a passion for animals and is ‘super excited and keen’ to soon realise her dream of working with them, thanks to the support of Happy Paws Happy Hearts Foundation. Earlier this year the not-for-profit received a Significant grant of almost $480,000 from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, […]
For retired teacher aide and librarian Kath Brown, getting a hearing test was life-changing, allowing her to get on top of her hearing loss and stay socially connected. However, the 82-year-old was initially apprehensive about the process and put it off for as long as possible. “My hearing had almost become an embarrassment, but I […]
400 Logan residents experiencing financial hardship in the wake of COVID-19 will receive a helping hand to put food on the table. It comes after not-for-profit grocery store Lighthouse Care received a $10,000 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland towards their $25 trolley initiative. As a result of the […]
The wellbeing of at-risk youth at Maleny State High School has been enhanced, giving them every chance to reach their potential, with Your Dream Inc. receiving a $5,000 funding injection. The Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland will enable the organisation to invest more resources to address student’s financial […]
Members of Longreach Men’s Shed now have more equipment to put to use, having been awarded a $5,500 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The group was able to purchase a new wood cutting band saw, second-hand metal folding machine and guillotine with the grant. Longreach Men’s Shed spokesperson […]
Students at Hervey Bay Special School will stay cool while honing their hospitality skills, after being awarded a $3,470 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The school’s training coffee shop which is open to the public every Friday has had cafe blinds installed to keep both students and their […]
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Mackay’s premier charity bike ride, the Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland River 2 Reef Ride, went ahead over the weekend with the renewed support of the Freemason’s charity. As the event’s Naming Rights Sponsor from 2019-2021, Hand Heart Pocket provided $25,000 towards this year’s Ride as […]
Townsville schools are set to become a whole lot friendlier after the Joyful Foundation received a $10,000 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The grant will support the Foundation’s work with disadvantaged children and will fund the installation of 10 buddy benches at schools in the North Queensland region. […]
A women’s refuge and an aged care facility in Gympie have each secured a COVID-19 Emergency Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, after being put forward for the funding by the local Freemasons. The Gympie and District Masonic Fundraising Committee which represents nine local Freemason Lodges in the region nominated […]
A $10,000 COVID-19 Emergency Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland has been made to Lifeline Fraser District so they can conduct additional community workshops on suicide prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fraser Coast United Freemasons Lodge representative Russell Darcy said they nominated the local service for the grant. “There is so […]
More people with disabilities on the Darling Downs will now have access to appropriate housing with a purpose-built accommodation complex being officially opened today. The single-storey complex, located in Centenary Heights, includes four fully customised units built by Enabled Living and designed with disability-friendly features including wide entrances, flat surfaces, low benches and wheelchair accessible […]
Elderly residents at Gayndah’s Gunther Village aged care have been empowered to maintain ties with their loved ones during the pandemic using iPad technology, thanks to a $6,211 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. Gayndah Freemasons Lodge representative Bill Turner said that his Lodge nominated the 52-bed facility for […]
Queensland children with life-limiting conditions will get to enjoy more outings with their families, as a new double wheelchair accessible HiAce van is gifted to Hummingbird House, the state’s only children’s hospice. The purchase and fit-out of the new vehicle were instigated by Mt Pleasant Freemasons Lodge and Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons […]
New equipment will help to improve patient comfort at Babinda Hospital, thanks to the generosity of the local Pyramid Highleigh Freemasons Lodge. With the assistance of Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, the Lodge has committed more than $5,000 to help Babinda Hospital to purchase two standard and two bariatric wheelchairs as well […]
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Highfields Pioneer Village is another step closer to reopening thanks to a $10,000 COVID-19 Emergency Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The community hub for education, recreation and connections will put the funds towards making the necessary safety modifications needed to comply with COVID-19 health requirements. Highfields Pioneer Village President […]
The construction of Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Hervey Bay’s new $1.3 Million vessel is taking shape, with only a matter of months to go before it leaves the workshop. Yesterday, some of the Freemasons of the Wide Bay visited the Allweld Manufacturing workshop in Maryborough to inspect Rescue I, the 11.94-metre vessel which will be […]
Five Rural Fire Brigades in the Lockyer Valley region will be able to upgrade some of their equipment after recently sharing in a $10,000 donation provided by the local Freemasons. Argyle Freemasons Lodge, with the help of Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, provided the funds, having been motivated by the efforts of […]
“It’s ON! Join us for the 10th Annual Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland River 2 Reef Ride on Saturday 12th September.” The event’s Naming Rights Sponsor, Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland has reconfirmed their commitment of $25,000 towards the Ride as well as a further $50,000 to kick off […]
Women’s Legal Service Queensland has been able to continue providing lifesaving legal assistance in the wake of COVID-19, thanks to an Emergency Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. Hand Heart Pocket donated $80,000 in unrestricted funding to the service so it can continue improving outcomes for Queensland women experiencing domestic violence, […]
Both the sick and elderly in Gayndah will be able to stay in touch with their loved ones thanks to a $9,610 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. Gayndah Hospital and Gunther Village were jointly awarded the grant after they were put forward for the funding by the local […]
The wheels are in motion for a mental health and wellbeing expo in Central West Queensland after Outback Futures was awarded a COVID-19 Emergency Community Grant of almost $10,000 towards the initiative. Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland provided the funding towards the cost to put on the two-day community event which is […]
Ipswich Hospice Care will continue to maintain a comfortable and homelike setting for palliative care patients and their families, thanks to a $10,000 COVID-19 Emergency Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. It’s one of the larger donations that the seven-bed community facility has received in recent months, with Hospice volunteers not […]
Vulnerable young families in crisis on Brisbane’s southside will continue to have access to vital support services to break down barriers and create their own futures, with Micah Projects getting the keys to their Wellspring Hawthorne Hub earlier today. Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland recently provided $800,000 in support made up of […]
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) in Cairns has received a helping hand to restock essential aeromedical and clinical equipment thanks to a COVID-19 Emergency Community Grant of almost $10,000 from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. Much-needed items such as specialised coolers to transport vaccines, syringe drivers, digital thermometers and […]
Redland Community Centre has received a hand up to continue supporting the region’s homeless, having secured a $10,000 COVID-19 Emergency Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The grant will fund additional administrative assistance to help the Homeless United team to cope with the rise in case management brought on by the […]
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Even now, Bloomhill Cancer Care client Ric Colclough tears up when he recalls the first time that he walked into the renowned Wellness Centre, with Billy, his red kelpie almost three years ago. At the time he was already into his second year of treatment and was a little apprehensive about seeking support. However, the […]
Young people with high care needs will be empowered to navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic and stay socially connected, through a new virtual support network to be launched by Youngcare next month. The initiative has been made possible thanks to a $20,000 COVID-19 Emergency Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons […]
The Maroochy Men’s Shed is another step closer to completion having been awarded a $4,889 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The funds will go towards their lighting costs, helping to cover the funding gap. Maroochy Men’s Shed Secretary Otto Alder said they were grateful for the assistance. “We […]
At-risk youth in the Miles District will receive more support to gain skills and find work, with Murilla Community Centre being awarded a $10,000 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The Centre will use the funds to revitalise the disused Miles Scout Den, to make it the hub for […]
Residents at Akooramak Home for the Aged in Warwick will continue to receive the highest standard of care, with the facility having been awarded a $10,000 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The 100-bed facility now has a new bedpan washer and sanitiser, with the grant covering the funding […]
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A record number of charities will receive a hand up to continue their important work in the community, as Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland provides close to $700,000 in emergency support and Community Grants in the wake of COVID-19. COVID-19 Emergency Grants totalling almost $600,000 have been provided to ten charities to […]
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