Freemasons back cancer centre
Freemasons Foundation Victoria has thrown its support behind the new Wimmera Cancer Centre, donating $150,000 to the $5.3-million project.
Freemasons Wimmera Lodge secretary John Mctaggart said the group successfully applied for two grants on behalf of Wimmera Health Care Group.
“We lodged one application for $50,000 and another one for $100,000 to go towards the Wimmera Cancer Centre,” he said.
“It was an honour to announce this week that we will be donating $150,000 towards the cancer centre.”
Mr Mctaggart said the group started talking about supporting the cancer centre in 2016, when John Mcroberts was master of lodge.
“Cancer affects everybody and John really saw a need for this project,” he said.
“He was the liaison between the lodge and the Wimmera Health Care Group Board of Management.”
Since November 2014, Freemasons Foundation Victoria has contributed more than $4.6 million to support community organisations.
“Our organisation has a rich history investing in communities and it’s nice to be able to support our local community,” Mr Mctaggart said.
“It’s such a great opportunity to be able to assist in providing a facility that will service not only Horsham but the entire district.”