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

Quarterly Communication 10 September 2014 A talk by Mike Woodcock, President of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, and Simone Enefer-Doy, Chief Executive of Lifelites Mike Woodcock: MW Pro Grand Master, brethren, at the Royal Masonic Trust…
Lifting the worry Each year, the Masonic Samaritan Fund and individual lodges contribute to prostate cancer research. The moving story of Freemason Ian Mcilquham and his family shows why this support is so vital, writes Andrew Gimson In…
Side by side Around three hundred and fifty Freemasons volunteer regularly at RMBI care homes across England and Wales. Tabby Kinder meets the people who help residents combat loneliness, remain active and retain a sense…
Research funded by the Masonic Samaritan Fund has successfully developed a blood test that could predict whether someone with early memory problems will develop Alzheimer’s within a year The MSF awarded £181,723 to Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2011…
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has just approved its first grants of 2014 totalling £842,500 Ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 each, they support nineteen significant causes across the UK. Charities to receive funding include: Blond McIndoe Research…
Annual General Meeting of The Freemasons' Grand Charity  11 June 2014 An address by the President of the Grand Charity, Richard Hone, QC, and the Chief Executive, Laura Chapman President (Richard Hone, QC): Deputy Grand President…
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is giving 17 charities a total of £57,500 as part of its Minor Grants Programme. Grants range from £2,000 to £5,000 and are given to support a wide range of causes…
Appealing to the senses A blossoming sensory garden initiative by the RMBI is helping to both lift the spirits of care home residents and connect with their past, as Sarah Holmes discovers While gardens are a source of…
Technology  boost for  the blind Henshaws Society for Blind People has received a £50,000 grant from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to support its assistive technology programme across its college and centres in Manchester, Merseyside, Harrogate, Knaresborough…
RMTGB honours founder Ruspini On 5 March, the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) held a church service to dedicate a memorial tablet in honour of its founder, Chevalier Bartholomew Ruspini, at his burial…
Coming to the rescue in flooded areas Working with the Provinces,  the Grand Charity has been  providing help to those in  need following winter floods The start of 2014 saw the wettest January reported since records began,…
A tribute to Hugh Stubbs It is with great sadness that the Masonic Samaritan Fund (MSF) reports the passing of Hugh Stubbs. Following a short illness, he passed away on 31 January 2014. Hugh was first…
Counselling careline demand The MSF Counselling Careline was launched in January 2013 in order to help people negotiate change in their lives and proactively deal with problems. Following a bereavement, or perhaps retirement, redundancy or family…
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