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
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 […]
When it comes to his health, Gympie Deputy Mayor Councillor Hilary Smerdon says he is no different to blokes of his generation, having spent a lot of time in manual labour, outside, and playing his fair share of sport. But making the time to focus on his health and wellbeing hasn’t always been a priority. […]
When it was bucketing down last week, many of us had the perfect excuse not to exercise. Not David Iliffe. That’s how much his attitude has changed in the last year, having made a commitment to improve his health and wellbeing. “The fact is that if you let things like rain stop you, then there’s […]
Don’t miss our series of FREE workshops and webinars on men’s health and wellbeing over the coming months. Seven face-to-face workshops and six webinars will be delivered in partnership with CheckUP as part of the Men’s Health Matters series. 02 March: Mental health and wellbeing (webinar) 23 March: Brisbane North (workshop) 17 March: Relationships (webinar) […]
For a homeless person or a domestic violence survivor, having a mobile phone can be a lifesaver. With a phone they can access vital supports services, find temporary accommodation, a job, seek medical help, and stay in touch with others. But it can be a luxury they cannot afford, putting their safety and hopes for […]