Freemasons donation for families of veterans

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Legacy has thanked Maroochydore Freemasons Lodge for donating $1,000 to support families.

The service supports 893 widows and widowers and 21 young people locally, whose loved ones have been injured or have given their lives for this country.

Maroochydore Freemasons Lodge representative Mike Aldrich said it was important for the Lodge to make sure the donation supported these local families.

“The service of these men and women must never be forgotten. It is up to all of us to make sure veteran’s families are supported in their time of need,” Mr Aldrich said.

“Having marked Remembrance Day last month, we were reminded of their sacrifice and in return re-affirmed our commitment to supporting their families.”

In addition to providing financial help, Legacy also support children’s education and development as well as supporting aging widows to remain socially connected.

Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Sara Parrott said over the last year, the Freemasons of Queensland have continued to make a positive impact in communities across the state.

“In 2021-22, with the support of Hand Heart Pocket our Members gave over $460,000 to the causes that matter to them in their community,” Ms Parrott said.

“We are appreciative of Maroochydore Freemasons Lodges for championing this important cause. By matching their giving, Hand Heart Pocket has been able to maximise the Lodge’s support for the families of Australians who have served in our Defense Forces,” she said.

Photo: Lodge representative Colin Elrington hands over a $1,000 cheque to Legacy Sunshine Coast

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