The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England
Freemasonry Cares

Freemasonry Cares

Freemasonry cares for individuals and charities through a wide range of help and support given by Masonic Charities

Lifelites charity announces youngest celebrity Patron Lifelites has announced their latest and youngest Patron, Britain’s Got Talent 2016 finalist and Golden Buzzer winner, Jasmine Elcock. Jasmine, 14, is the daughter of a London Freemason Lifelites…
Announcement to the Craft about Laura Chapman and Richard Douglas Sent on behalf of the President, the Deputy President, all Trustees and Chief Executive of the Masonic Charitable Foundation 'Following the formation of the Masonic Charitable…
Critical prostate analysis in East Anglia The Grand Charity has awarded a £100,000 grant to the Cancer Genetics team at the University of East Anglia to help fund research that will focus on distinguishing between…
In the picture Over the past six months, a series of short videos has been released to promote the work of the MCF. The final video was released on 1 April to coincide with the operational…
Common culture The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s CEO David Innes explains how the charity aims to create a single organisation with a shared vision After many years of careful planning, it was exciting when on 1…
Our first donor While the Masonic Charitable Foundation officially launched on 1 April 2016, it was in late 2015 that the first donation was received, when John Grimwood sent a £5 text donation upon receipt of…
Funding vital research An annual UK-wide awareness week began on 12 June for Diabetes UK, a charity that cares for and campaigns on behalf of those affected by, or at risk of, diabetes Diabetes UK…
Help where  it’s needed This year, Freemasons around the country will be presenting their regional air ambulance services with donations from the Masonic Charitable Foundation that total £192,000 The Foundation and its four predecessor charities have been…
A very large tea party On 16 March, residents and staff at 12 RMBI care homes joined in an attempt to break the record for the world’s largest multi-site tea party RMBI Marketing and Communications…
Better equipped The Counselling Careline is a free, confidential helpline that offers support for Freemasons, their wives, partners or widows, and children between the ages of 17 and 25 in full-time education Stuart, a Surrey Freemason,…
Career climbing A combination of physical and classroom activities is helping young people in Wales to take more control of their lives. Peter Watts learns how masonic funding is making this possible Former Welsh rugby international Philippa…
A beacon for us all James Newman, Deputy President and Chairman of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, explores the evolution of the charity Our new charity has been established following a long and very thorough review of…
The resident DJ Whether it’s writing a book, having a go at volleyball or playing music at a local radio station, RMBI care home residents are discovering new skills in later life. Amy Lewin explores the activities on offer There’s a…
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