Home Charities

2014 - 2016


  From 2010 until 2012 the Grand Priory adopted Veteran's Aid as our home charity. Veterans Aid exists to help military men and women in crisis, homeless or likely to become homeless. Veterans Aid keeps its administrative costs low so that they can put as much as possible into their charitable work. As a one of the most devoted military charities, Veterans Aid provides direct and immediate help to vulnerable Veterans.




The  Grand Prior, HE the Baron of Fetternear, hosted a Charity Dinner on May  7th 2011 at the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly. £1,000 was  donated to the charity.


A second Charity Dinner was held on May 25th 2012 at the RAF Club, Piccadilly, when a further £1,000 was  donated to the charity



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The Grand Priory adopted St Catherine’s Hospice, Leyland, as our home charity between 2012/13.

St Catherine's Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care within Central Lancashire covering the three boroughs of Chorley, Preston and South Ribble. The hospice helps people to live as independently as possible with medical conditions that, although they are incurable, can be treated and quality of life improved. Care is provided free of charge at home, outpatients, day therapy and overnight in the Hospice.

The highly specialised teams are led by Consultants in Palliative Medicine and the Hospice is recognised by healthcare professionals as a centre of excellence. St Catherine's works very hard to ensure that care is provided in a personalised way that respects independence, privacy and dignity.

Their services include support of patients with non-medical issues to help reduce any worries and anxieties that people may have, providing help for those experiencing bereavement. As an independent local charity St Catherine's Hospice works hard to raise awareness of  Hospice Care and to fundraise with courtesy and sincerity, being entirely dependent on the dedication, commitment and generosity of volunteers and supporters.
   

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2014 - 2016
The Grand Priory adopted the Elizabeth Frankland Moore Home in Blackpool, run by BLESMA - the British Limbless Veterans Association.


Grand Prior, Martin Thacker, the Baron of Fetternear, presents a cheque for £2,000 to the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire Col. Alan Jolley for the work of BLESMA (The British Limbless Veteran's Association), one of the charities Col. Jolley has been intimately involved in supporting over the years.

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In 2106 we also supported the Thomas More Legal Centre.
A cheque is presented by Chaplin General, Fr Simon Henry, ECLJ GOMLJ.
Along with Chancellor, Fr. Mark Lawler SChLJ MMLJ,
Marshal H.E. Chev. Matthew Jackson KLJ,
and Secretary Chev. Anthony Dickinson KLJ.

At an Order function recently - our annual Burns' Night celebration - the Grand Priory of Great Britain was pleased to be able to support the St Thomas More Legal Centre with a cheque for £500, which was presented to its National Director, Barrister Mr Neil Addison. (He is the author of the Guide to Religious Freedom and the Law and Religious Discrimination and Hatred Law.)

The Grand Priory felt that the Centre's defence of Christians in modern society echoed the defence of Christians in the Holy Land that is the foundation and tradition of the chivalric Orders in their original purpose.