Freemasons all over the UK are raising over £33 million a year and we are also one of the UK’s main grant-giving bodies.
Kindness has always been a core principle of Freemasonry. Individuals give time and money to help others, whether locally, nationally or globally. It may be realising a dream for a member’s child, caring for older Freemasons, volunteering on a local community project, making donations to other UK charities or responding to an international disaster appeal.
During 2017 our Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire has given £148,650 in non-masonic donations. Click here to see a full list of those who benefited.
Fortior Lodge No. 6172 also supports local good causes. In November 2016 we raised £110 for a Handsworth Scout Group who had to vacate their meeting place as their Church was closing. In January 2017 £200 raised for Handsworth Girls School to fund book tokens for pupils achieving progress and effort prizes. Our March collection raised £100 for the Birmingham Crisis Centre and in our recent October and November 2017 Regular Meetings we raised a combined total of £250 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
From earliest times Freemasons have been taught to help, to the best of their ability, those in distress. without detriment to any who are dependent upon them, and to give their support to outside charities.
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