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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Reminding us all, that the widows are still very much part of the Masonic family.
The “20th Deal (Aylesham) Cornwallis Scout Group” has been launched with sponsorship of the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity as part of the 300 year celebrations.
A Cheque from Chestfield Lodge No 9058, gave residents of Care home a trip to the Christmas Decorations.
Ruby Young who as a two-year-old was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, defies the odds and declares “I don’t have cancer”.
Janine Hirsch from Lupus UK receives the cheque from Minnis Bay Lodge No 8496
Over £123,000 is donated to twenty-three local charities at the Provincial Grand Master’s annual charity awards event.
Freemasons support the fourth year’s training of a stonemasonry apprentice at Canterbury Cathedral.
The East Kent branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity hold their fourth and final event of the 2017 season.
Sheerness Freemasons share out the proceeds of their Tercentenary Summer Spectacular with over twenty charities and other good causes.