Non Masonic Charities

Here are some details of some local non-Masonic charities that may inspire Lodges and their members. The list is, of course, not exclusive and there are many other deserving local charities that you may wish to consider supporting.

Rowans Hospice

The Rowans’ multi -professional team provides specialist palliative care within the hospice for people who live in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Palliative care is delivered to patients with varying illnesses which no longer respond to curative treatment. Their aim is to achieve the best quality of life for each patient by relieving physical symptoms; by offering emotional and spiritual support to patients, their families and friends; and by enabling each individual to live their remaining life as comfortably and fully as possible.
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Naomi House

Naomi House is a children’s hospice that provides a home-from-home environment for children and young people with life-limiting conditions that mean that they will not live to become adults. Situated just north of Winchester in Hampshire, they offer one-to-one respite, palliative, terminal and bereavement care and support to children and their families in central southern England.
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Countess of Brecknock Hospice

The Countess of Brecknock Hospice was founded with the support of Macmillan Cancer Relief following the successful establishment of two Macmillan nurses, and became an independent charitable trust in April 1998. The hospice provides palliative medicine and terminal care and many patients are admitted for short term symptom control and then return home to have many months of improved quality of life, possibly before being re-admitted for terminal care.
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St Michael’s Hospice

St. Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire) opened in 1992 and is now acknowledged as being a provider of the highest quality and standard of specialist palliative and supportive care for North Hampshire. They care for patients who have diseases for which there is no cure and the emphasis of care is maximising the quality of life remaining. Most of our patients have cancer. We also care for those with other chronic life-limiting illnesses.
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Oakhaven Hospice Trust

Oakhaven Hospice provides specialist care to patients, carers and families who are facing complex physical, emotional and practical difficulties arising from advanced progressive life-limiting illness. They believe in respecting the individual’s dignity and choices and enhance the quality of care for patients in all care settings through partnership, collaboration, advice and education.
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Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice offers specialist palliative care in a compassionate and friendly environment. As an independent charitable trust and a centre of excellence, they aim to provide equitable supportive care to those with life-limiting illness and to their families and friends.
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The Elizabeth Foundation

The Elizabeth Foundation is a voluntary organisation for deaf babies, pre-school deaf children from 0-5 years, and their parents. The Elizabeth Foundation provide – nationwide and often without charge – parent centred services for babies and young children with a hearing loss and offers their families SUPPORT, EDUCATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT.
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Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Countess Mountbatten Hospice opened its doors in 1977 and has been providing support to people living with terminal illnesses and their families across Southampton and South Central Hampshire ever since. It provides care for people in its Day Care Unit, a 27 bed inpatient unit and out in the community – either in their home or in a care home setting.  The community it serves has a population of approximately 1 million across a catchment area spanning 460 square miles.
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It must be understood that the information provided on these pages is in no way to be considered a recommendation of any service or service provider. The reader is strongly urged to enquire with due diligence as to the suitability of care and or service being offered. Neither the MCF, the Province of Hampshire and IOW Freemasons or the United Grand Lodge of England accepts any liability for services provided by any of the named agencies contained herein.