The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England
Freemasonry Cares

Freemasonry Cares

Freemasonry cares for individuals and charities through a wide range of help and support given by Masonic Charities

As the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys celebrates its two hundred and twenty-fifth year, Chief Executive Les Hutchinson explains how the charity has evolved How did you first hear about the RMTGB? In…
Essex Provincial Grand Master John Webb invited a number of local hospices to the Chelmsford Masonic Hall to present donations totalling £21,496. Also in attendance were Provincial Information Officer Brian Wright and Provincial Grand Almoner…
Devonshire masons and their families have raised a magnificent £3,836,625 in support of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB). The result of the 2012 Festival Appeal, which lasted almost 6 years, was…
Young deaf and hard of hearing people in Cheshire have welcomed a £30,000 funding boost by the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. Cheshire-based charity Deafness Support Network (DSN) received the award to expand…
Nottinghamshire Freemasons have celebrated raising £1m for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) in only 8 months. The donations from members of the Province and their families will support the 2018 Festival,…
The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) has awarded grants amounting to £85,000 to four charities that are working to alleviate the effects of poverty and to improve educational outcomes for children and…
A year to remember With the help of Freemasons around the country, the Grand Charity provides an invaluable service to those in need For many people 2012 will be a year to remember, from visions…
With depression affecting one in five older people, the Masonic Samaritan Fund has launched a new service: the MSF Counselling Careline – a free, confidential helpline operated by trained counsellors who will listen and offer…
A legacy donation to an RMBI care home has expanded facilities for residents, with the opening of a new lounge and dining room A new addition to the nursing facility was officially opened at RMBI’s…
Last October, eighty-six-year-old George Hoggett, a resident of Ecclesholme, RMBI’s care home in Manchester, proudly walked his daughter Sandra down the aisle and gave her away at her wedding to local Freemason John Hesketh. Ecclesholme…
A new record in relieving poverty In 2012, the RMTGB accepted the highest number of new applications for support in its long history, with grants being approved for four hundred and sixteen additional children and…
All of the young people supported by the RMTGB have experienced tragedy and hardship. Rosanna is just one of them and tells her story here. ‘History is my true love. It completely captivates me and…
Charity Commission Charities: THE BOYS' SPECIAL FUND (285836-2) and THE GIRLS’ SPECIAL FUND (285836-3) The Commission proposes to make a Scheme (a legal document) for these charities. The Scheme will merge the charities with THE…
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