The local branch of the Knights Templar, a Masonic order, has donated £500 to the Alexandra Unit palliative care ward at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
£300 came from the Benevolent Fund of the Annandale Preceptory, the local branch, and another £200 from the parent organisation, the Grand Priory of Scotland.
Knights Templar preceptories across Scotland have been donating to end-of-life and hospice care in their areas this year. Funds come from member subscriptions to the order.
Senior charge nurse Tanya Harkness accepted the cheque on behalf of the Alexandra Unit on Wednesday 16th August. She said: “We are all very grateful for this extremely kind donation. The money will go into general funds to support ward operations – paying for anything that will make life easier for our patients and their families.”
The cheque was presented by the Preceptor, Richard Mossop. He was accompanied by District Grand Prior Daniel McMeeken, Treasurer Peter Brookes-Tee, and William Wells, Grand Officer of the Great Priory of Scotland.