As the 31 July voting deadline approaches, Isle of Man charity the Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust is reminding all its friends and supporters and the broader community to vote online to help them receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.
As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, and the Isle of Man charity the Diana Trust is one of those selected.
Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant, but the public vote will determine how much they receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000.
Those who want to vote should visit the MCF website mcf.org.uk/vote, select the Isle of Man page and vote for the charity of their choice.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons and their families. It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.
Keith Dalrymple from Isle of Man Freemasons said:
“We support many charities across the Isle of Man, and in this special 300th anniversary year we want to involve the public, as well as local Freemasons, in deciding which of the nominated charities should benefit most.”
Ron Spencer, Trust Chairman said:
“All support is valuable. A grant of £4,000 would of course be helpful but a grant of £25,000 would make a huge difference to help us try to meet the increasing demand for hospice care at home services here in the Isle of Man. Please remember that every single vote counts.”
To vote for the Diana Trust to win up to £25,000, visit mcf.org.uk/vote
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