London Freemasons are major supporters and contributors to the London Community, in particular to London's childrens and adult hospices, those smaller London charities where every penny raised means so much more and, via our volunteering and care for the community scheme, to those in society who a less fortunate than most.
Support is channelled to the community in many ways via the Metropolitan Masonic Charity, through its twice yearly round of grants. The central Masonic Charity Foundation, by direct donations from Lodges and Chapters, normally on the occasion of their installation meeting and personal donations from individual freemasons... and more.!
Recently donations and grants include:
-Action on Hearing Loss, Arthritis Research UK, Brian Tumour Research, Kidney Research UK, The North London Hospice, Richard House Hospice, St. Christopher’s Hospice, St. John’s hospice, Stopes Hospice Hackney, The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre, Gingerbread, Barons Court Project, YOUCAN cancer support, Electric Umbrella, The Drop in Bereavement Centre, The TBAP Multi-Academy Trust, St. John’s Youth Centre, Keep Out, Breast Cancer Haven, The Children’s Trust, Interact Stroke Support, London Taxi Drivers Children’s Charity, Lambeth, Summer Camps, Contact the Elderly, The City Music Foundation, Stevedores Hospital Charity, Summers Trust, Honeypot Children’s Charity, Variety Christmas Cruise, Mousetrap Theatre Projects and many more…… not forgetting the conclusion of a two million pound donation to support London’s second emergency helicopter and the purchase of five rapid response ambulances for London Ambulance.
2017 will see more of the same with donations going to a wide range of support groups plus the launch of the London Masons Volunteering Campaign and TLC, Teddy’s for children Viisting hospitals across the capital.
London Freemasons and Supporting the Community