Every year the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, (Megs for short) chooses a charity to support for the year, and in the year June 2017 to June 2018 the Hospice on the Isle of Wight was chosen.

The hospice has been renamed  Mountbatten Isle of Wight

All Chapters in the Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight were asked to consider donating to this appeal.

On 23rd August 2018, at the invitation of the Chief Executive Officer of the hospice and Director of Nursing, Nigel Hartley, our Grand Superintendent and team visited the Hospice to be formally thanked for donations made from Companions and Chapters across the Province. The Total donations were  £39,532.60 to which will be added gift aid which will be claimed by the hospice on qualifying donations made by gift aid envelopes.

The photograph shows

Alan Berman and his wife Avril, CEO Nigel Hartley, Director of Nursing,

Liz Arnold. Also present from the Chapter team, Colin Upton, Bob Collins

and his wife Hilary, David Wood, Chris Davis and his wife Patsy, and

Michael Fagelman.

Earlier in the year.

2018 – 6th May – Walk for the Hospice – The Cowes Canter took place on the 6th May 2018, Raising over £1900

The “Cowes Canter” walk for Earl Mountbatten Hospice

This walk took place on the 6th May 2018, raising funds for “Mountbatten (Hospice) Isle of Wight”.

The monies raised was added to the total raised for the Hospice for the 12 months June 2017 to June 2018 as the Most Excellent Grand Superintendents Charity of that year.