Masonic Charity

Every year Freemasons help thousands of people in need.

How? By donating millions of pounds to charitable causes.

Freemasonry is a tremendous force for good in society and our communities. While it is not a charity, Freemasonry is charitable, supporting its own members and their families in distressed circumstances as well as non-Masonic charities and individuals. Freemasons are rightly proud of the fact that they raise all money for their charities from their own members and their social activities and not from the general public.

Charitable efforts tend to be concentrated at three levels: locally, province-wide and country-wide.

To ensure that our charity response remains as important to our Brethren and local communities, as it is to the many thousands of families that are helped every year, three charities operate under the banner of the Masonic Province of East Kent.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) offers a wide range of support at a national level.

Recent Freemasons’ Charity News

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With Storm Ali flexing its muscles north and west of London, there were a few anxious faces amongst the Masonic Fishing Charity’s East Kent team as it gathered for the fourth and final event of 2018! 

Area 8 “Does its bit to fund RNLI kit”

Terry McGlone Group 8 Chairman (centre right) is giving a cheque for £2011 at Margate Lifeboat Station on the 6th May. This is to be equally shared by the Margate, Ramsgate and Whitstable RNLI stations.

Athelstan Lodge [Faversham] Honours the Fallen.

Faversham is one of the very few towns and villages that does not display the names of servicemen killed in both World Wars and other conflicts.

Athelstan Lodge decided that it would raise money for this local good cause

Leaving a Will: Your essential guide

Take a look at the Masonic Charitable Foundation website. We have lots of information about will-making and legacy giving, and a useful downloadable guide.

Old Ruymians make a sizzle

The Old Ruymians Lodge 8391 [Ramsgate] cooked up a sizzle in aid of local charities raising over £200 in an unusual way, whilst also engaging with the public about Freemasonry.

Medway Food Bank gets a helping hand

Presentation made to the Medway Food Bank by Manor of Gillingham Lodge No 3983.

Matched funding by The Province of East Kent Cornwallis Charity Fund boosts the total to over £1,000

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