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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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.
The families and loved ones of people living with dementia in the Maidstone and the surrounding towns and villages will be able to join a new support group, thanks to a grant from East Kent Freemasons.
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
Montreal Chapter #2046 celebrates the life of their former First Principal with a Charity Donation to “The Buckthorn Trust”.
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.
Can East Kent Freemasons help Wakefield of Hythe Lodge raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support?
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.
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
The latest update and newsletter from one of our Amazing Masons and his wife, as they help children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.