Freemasons Donate £50,000 in Response to the Earthquake in Nepal


On Monday 27th April, the Freemasons’ Grand Charity announced that it has donated £50,000 to the Red Cross in response to the earthquake that devastated Nepal over the weekend.

The Red Cross appeal will bring in urgently needed support – including food, safe drinking water, emergency shelter and medical equipment.

Read more about the Freemasons’ response on the Grand Charity website.

Relief Chest opened following Nepal Earthquake

In response to members of the Craft and the extent of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal, the Council of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has opened a dedicated Relief Chest (E0129D.)

This centrally administered service is for those who would like their donation for victims of the earthquake to be part of a coordinated Masonic response towards search and rescue and relief efforts. If anyone wishes to help assist the people affected by the earthquake, the Council is happy to receive donations to this Relief Chest for onward transmission at a later date to suitable projects.

Donations can be sent by cheque payable to “The Freemasons’ Grand Charity” to:

Relief Chest Scheme, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ

You must state that the payment is in support of the Nepal disaster relief work.

Gift Aid donation forms are available here or by contacting the Relief Chest office on 020 7395 9246.

For donations via credit card, please visit the donation page or contact the Relief Chest office.

To make a donation via the telephone please phone the Relief Chest office on 0207 395 9349

Relief Chest office opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 (Fri 14:00 – 15:00).

Thank you.

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Nepal Support Update:  Special Support from East Kent Freemasons for the Relatives
and Home Communities of the Gurkha Soldiers Based in East Kent

The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity have donated £5,000 in support of the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

The Charity is set up to support people, or groups of people, within Kent.  Recognising the scale of the disaster, and the desire of East Kent Freemasons to do something locally – in addition to their ongoing support of the Freemasons’ national appeal fund – the Trustees of the charity looked at how some tangible help could be given.

The Gurkha Regiments are, and have been for some time, central to our communities in East Kent, not least in Maidstone and Folkestone. Many of them, of course, will have dependants back in Nepal who are suffering hugely at the moment.

Accordingly, the Trustees have agreed to donate £5,000 to the Gurkha’s charity within East Kent, so that the money can go directly to helping the loved ones of some of the bravest servants within our communities. The Commanding Officer of the Gurkhas has received our donation with grateful thanks, and will ensure that the grant will be applied suitably.

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