Year in Review 2020
Welcome to our ‘virtual’ year in review for 2020. Follow the path and watch videos about the achievements of Hand Heart Pocket over the past year, and how we have worked with Freemasons to make a bigger difference in communities across Queensland and in Papua New Guinea. Remember to download your copy of our Annual Review document before you leave this page.
Start with an address from the Board of Benevolence Chairman, Alasdair Begley.
Watch the highlights video about the charity work of Freemasons over the past year.
Hear how 38 young people at risk have gained confidence through TRACTION’s internal scholarship program.
Find out how young Queenslanders living with physical or mental health injuries will soon have new pathways to paid or volunteer employment.
See how young carers in Queensland will have the support to complete school, build a support network, increase their confidence and create hope for their futures.
Download a copy of our Annual Review document 2020.
News & Publications
From the outside, it looks like any other 3-bedroom house in Maleny. But the Women’s House, as it’s called, is a special place. It’s where women experiencing homelessness and their children can stay while they get back on their feet. Supported by the hinterland community, the house is run by the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre (MNC), […]
Sarah, 20, has faced more challenges than most young people her age, but she has a good feeling about what lies ahead. Sarah was only ten years old when her mother died and was sent to live with relatives after her father could no longer care for her and her twin sister. She spent the […]
Rough sleepers and people in need on Brisbane’s bayside will be able to change lanes and change their lives, all thanks to a $15,000 funding boost to Wynnum Community Place. The organisation’s Changing Lanes program was handpicked to receive the funds by five local Freemason Lodges. Ken Rose of Redlands Lodge said the program appealed […]
Dialysis and chemotherapy patients at Roma Hospital in Queensland will receive treatment in added comfort thanks to a $22,659 donation from the South West Queensland Freemasons and Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The three day-treatment chairs which Roma Hospital has purchased are ideal for patients receiving treatment for extended periods, with features […]
Time spent waiting for certain pathology results will be slashed, helping to improve patient care at Gayndah Hospital all thanks to the donation of a small device. With another Hemocue infection analyser now on hand, the regional hospital can access information like a patient’s white blood cell count and detect the presence of an infection […]
More people with vision loss will lead independent lives as $28,000 donated by the Great Priory of Queensland is put towards the breeding and care of the next generation of Guide Dogs in Queensland as well as vet expenses. Matched by Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemason Queensland, the Masonic order’s contribution will support […]