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
Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland welcomed its new CEO, Sara Parrott this month after a nationwide recruitment and selection process. Sara has significant experience in grant-making, social impact measurement, not-for-profit management, corporate responsibility and stakeholder relations. She has held executive management positions in both not-for-profits and publicly listed companies and has also […]
In 2019, we brought you the inspiring story of little Mia Wilkinson, who at the age of four, became a quad amputee. Through our Benevolence Assistance program, we were able to provide $15,000 to help with modifications to the family home to ensure that Mia could maintain her independence. Now, three years since the harrowing […]
Mareeba Hospital has been given a hand up in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic with vital new equipment donated by the local Freemasons. Granite Freemasons Lodge together with Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland have provided almost $45,000 towards additional equipment including a Lifepak 15 defibrillator, trauma stretcher trolley and a mobile […]
Young carers living in Brisbane, Townsville and Bundaberg will receive extra support to overcome barriers to education, with the rollout of a new pilot program in Queensland by Australia’s leading young carer support organisation, Little Dreamers. Backed by a $380,000 Significant Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, the Young Carer Project […]