Freemasonry Cares

Freemasonry Cares

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

Bringing it to bear With Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes as its patron, Teddies For Loving Care is about to give out its millionth teddy bear. Anneke Hak charts its ten-year evolution Back in October…

Gear Changer

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Catch22 transforms the lives of unemployed young people by training them as auto mechanics and boosting their confidence, as Sophie Radice discovers   It is easy to understand why an eighteen-year-old would look forward to…
With many families continuing to feel the effects of the economic downturn, the RMTGB has received an increasing number of applications for support In 2011, an additional 347 children and young people were awarded grants…

million pound boost

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Introduced in 2005, the Relief Chest Gift Aid Envelope Scheme has steadily grown in popularity. Last year, more than £1 million was raised (including Gift Aid tax). The scheme is an excellent mechanism to raise…
In December 2011, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity agreed an emergency grant of £15,000 to the Red Cross following a typhoon that pounded the southern Philippines, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, which resulted in massive…
Guernsey’s St John Ambulance and Rescue Service (SJAR) has received a £4,000 grant from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity for its marine operation provided by the Flying Christine III, which is supported and maintained by voluntary…

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BREAKTHROUGH

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Research funded by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has led to a new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) In November last year it was announced that trials into a new drug, alemtuzumab, had been successful –…
Phase 1 of the rebuild at the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) care home James Terry Court, in Croydon, has been officially opened. The event was attended by more than 40 representatives from the Province…
Dr Cliff Jones, resident at RMBI care home Connaught Court in York, has celebrated 60 years in Freemasonry. His home held a sherry morning to celebrate the event, which was attended by Deputy Provincial Grand…

Dementia support in Hove

Thursday, 15 March 2012
A new dementia support unit has opened at RMBI care home Barford Court, Hove. The unit can accommodate 10 people and provides a therapeutic environment for people with dementia. Barford Court staff have received dementia…
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