The University of Bradford is the recipient of a substantial donation to aid research in the treatment of prostate cancer.
The MCF (Masonic Charitable Foundation) pledged £211,632 for a five-year period in which three PhD research studentships will be facilitated at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics (ICT) at the University.
The University itself has pledged a contribution of £45,000 towards the cost of the research.
The Provincial Grand Master of the Freemasons of Yorkshire, West Riding, James H Newman OBE, said:
“I am absolutely delighted that the MCF has recognised the importance of the prostate cancer research being conducted at the University of Bradford.
“We are well aware that prostate cancer is more likely to affect men of a certain age and, as a good number of our members fall under this category, finding ways of treating those with advanced forms of this deadly disease is to be welcomed.
“I am incredibly proud that funds raised by our members are being put to such valuable use.”