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

Making a visible difference As the four main masonic charities combine to form the Masonic Charitable Foundation, we have published four new infographics to celebrate their work. They give a quick historical overview of each…
Pioneering technology Lifelites is pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2016 in the category Charity Digital Leader of the Year. 500 projects have been nominated and Lifelites…
Instantly recognisable To promote the launch of the new Masonic Charitable Foundation in April 2016, the charity has produced an exclusive lapel pin. The Foundation will bring together the work of the four central masonic…
Formative years The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Chief Executive David Innes looks forward to the challenges ahead for the new charity The creation of the new Masonic Charitable Foundation is a significant milestone in the evolution of benevolent…
Fly high for charity The end of 2015 saw some fantastic and exhilarating fundraising efforts by members of the masonic community The Rev David Bowen, Provincial Grand Master of Herefordshire, and Kevin Lyons, Past Master…
Launching in 2016 In January, the Province of Durham launched its 2021 Festival Appeal for the RMTGB at the Sage Gateshead.  Provincial Grand Master Eric Heaviside said: ‘We come across many distressing cases of children who need our help.…
Festive appeals total tops £8m The closing months of 2015 saw the conclusion of two successful Festival Appeals from Bedfordshire and East Lancashire Freemasons. Both Provinces held special events to celebrate raising more than £1.5…
Grants for flood-hit regions The Freemasons’ Grand Charity donated £25,000 to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal 2015 on direction from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Cumberland and Westmorland. The grant will support those who suffered financial…
Supporting young people Stepping Stones was launched in 2010 by the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys to help support young people in their communities. Over the past five years, grants totalling more than £1.3 million…
Silver Jubilee for medical research The Masonic Samaritan Fund has marked its 25th anniversary by donating a combined £1.125 million to 13 medical research charities Freemasons across England and Wales nominated the worthy recipients of the MSF Silver…
Completely at home Last year, 96 per cent of residents said they were happy living in an RMBI care home – a statistic echoed by 93 per cent of relatives.  At the RMBI, care is provided for older…
Helping Jack stay positive  The masonic charities are helping to keep a teenager mobile as he lives with a progressive neuromuscular condition Jack is 15 years old and has Becker Muscular Dystrophy, a life-limiting condition that causes muscle…
Backing for Somerset hospice Weston Hospicecare has received a £2,464 donation from the Grand Charity. The cheque was presented to John Bailey, the hospice’s director of patient services, by Somerset Freemasons Ian, Terry and Derek Porter.…
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