Freema­sons back can­cer cen­tre

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.”

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