Freemasonry has an enviable record of providing regular and consistent financial support to individual charities over long periods, while at the same time making thousands of grants to local charities and projects throughout England and Wales each year.
Contrary to popular belief, one does not have to be a Freemason to benefit from Masonic charity. Freemasonry is second only to the National Lottery in the level of money donated to charitable causes in the UK.
Tyrian Lodge No:1110 of Eastbourne made a donation of £2,000 to Embrace Charity, this was also match funded by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex.
Pictured Wbro Bob Mulvey Provincial Grand Almoner , W Bro David Hopkins Charity Steward Tyrian Lodge 1110, Mrs Denise Hopkins and Mrs Sue Mulvey.
Members of the lodge were very pleased to be able to support the Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance with a cheque for £800 plus a further £600 from the Province of Sussex
Tyrian Lodge 1110 presents a cheque consisting of a donation from the lodge and match funding for £1,250 to The Children’s Respite Trust. Below the Lodge presents a cheque for £1200 to The Eastbourne Branch of Age Concern
Lodges throughout the Sussex Province donate to a central fund and then nominate local charities which they would like to see benefit from this fund. (see list of recently supported causes). This includes a recent £50,000 donation to Eastbourne DGH towards the new CT scanner.
For Freemasons, for families, for everyone
Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.
Most of the support provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation takes the form of financial grants to individuals and families to assist with daily living costs. A range of health and care needs, including medical and dental treatments, counselling and mobility aids or home adaptations are supported, with funding also available for respite, residential, nursing and dementia care.
In addition to the support we provide to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.
We also help to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contribute to worldwide appeals for disaster relief. In total, our support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year. Masonic Charitable Foundation
Teddies For Loving Care
In 2005 a scheme was started by Sussex Freemasons to supply Teddy Bears to the Accident and Emergency Units within major Sussex hospitals, and has recently been extended to include several Minor Injury Units in our local hospitals.
The Teddies are for hospital staff to, at their discretion, give to children to alleviate their distress whilst awaiting treatment. They are also used on occasions for staff to demonstrate to the children the treatment they are to receive. The Teddies are for the children to keep and take home. more info
The Masonic Trout & Salmon Fishing Charity
The MTSFC is a registered charity set up in 1999 and its sole purpose is to bring a countryside and fishing experience to disabled and disadvantaged people, particularly children. More info.
In Sussex fishing events are run, both coarse and fly, at various venues and inviting participants from special needs schools and centres and people who have suffered trauma.