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ANTIENT FRATERNITY OF FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS

 
 
  Provincial Grand Lodge of Staffordshire
 
 
 
CHARITY  

 

The giving of charity is an integral part of Freemasonry and this is emphasised to all applicants who have to be proposed and seconded and then voted on by all members of the Lodge. Every Lodge, regardless of the number of members, raises money for charity and funds are distributed locally, nationally and internationally.

The United Grand Lodge of England, our governing body, has four major charitable institutions, the Grand Charity, the New Masonic Samaritan Fund, the Royal Masonic Benevolent Instruction and the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. Each year a different Provincial Grand Lodge holds a charity Festival for one of the four and raises, over several years, huge amounts of money.

In 2002, the then Provincial Grand Master of Staffordshire, Kevin Chawner, presented a cheque to the New Masonic Samaritan Fund for £2.55 million. The Past Provincial Grand Master, Thomas DC Lloyd agreed to hold a Festival in 2013 for the Grand Charity and the appeal was launched at the annual Provincial Grand Lodge meeting in May 2007.

The Grand Charity is one of the UK’s leading grant makers and every year gives £500,000 to hospices across England and Wales. In 2004, when the tsunami struck South Asia, the Grand Charity responded within hours with a cheque for £50,000 to enable the British Red Cross to send immediate aid. In 2006, the then Provincial Grand Master for Staffordshire, the R.W Bro Thomas D C Lloyd presented a cheque for £49,000 to Deafness Research UK on behalf of the Grand Charity to fund a research program at North Staffordshire's Keele University into age related hearing loss.

 
 
 

 

Link to Grand Charity

Link to Trust for Girls & Boys

Link to RMBI

Link to Samaritans Fund

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