The Freemasons’ Grand Charity donates £600,000 to hospices

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The Freemasons’ Grand Charity continues to support hospices with a total donation of £600,000 in 2015. 245 adult and children’s hospices across England and Wales have received funding, to provide essential services to those affected by terminal or life limiting illness. Among those to receive assistance are Dorothy House Hospice in Wiltshire, Hope House Children’s …

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British Red Cross celebrates 30 year partnership with The Freemasons’ Grand Charity

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Over the past 30 years, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has developed a strong partnership with the British Red Cross, supporting their work both at home in the UK and around the world. Last year, following a grant to fund a new emergency vehicle in Sussex, The Grand Charity surpassed the £2 million mark in donations to the Red Cross. This …

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Vanuatu Cyclone: £20,000 emergency aid donated

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The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has donated £20,000 in emergency aid following the severe tropical cyclone which hit Vanuatu in the South Pacific on Saturday, via the Red Cross. The cyclone has cause widespread destruction to one of the world’s least developed countries. President Lonsdale has appealed for immediate help, saying the storm has “wiped out” all development of …

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Freemasons support UK charities with grants totalling £650,000

  The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has approved grants totalling £650,000 to be donated to non-Masonic causes: £192,000 to Air Ambulances £433,000 in Major Grants for eight UK charities in support of Youth Opportunities, Vulnerable People and Religious Buildings £25,000 in Minor Grants to nine smaller UK charities   AIR AMBULANCE The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has been a regular supporter of air …

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Freemasons give £185,385 to rebuild schools and health centres destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

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Just over one year ago on Friday 8th November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the worst storm to have ever hit land, caused widespread destruction across the Philippines. With deep concern for the devastated communities in the region, many Freemasons in England, Wales and Jamaica rallied together to raise a total of £185,385 to support the long-term …

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Freemasons’ £1.2 million donation makes national impact

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Freemasonry in Cheltenham Together the charities have so far this year provided over £1.2 million  in grants to non-Masonic organisations. We have featured some of our favourite grants awarded across England and Wales in this joint newsletter brought to you by the Central Masonic Charities. HEALTH AND CARE Alzheimer’s Research UK’sstudy, which has been awarded £181,723 since 2011, …

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Freemasons give £30,000 emergency grant for Balkan flood relief

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In response to an urgent appeal launched by the British Red Cross, the President of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, Richard Hone, has approved a £30,000 emergency grant in support of their flood relief efforts in the Balkans. Since 13th May 2014, strong winds, low temperatures and extremely heavy rains in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) …

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£1.5 million donated by Freemasons to life-saving air ambulance services

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Every year the air ambulance services in England and Wales save thousands of lives by providing rapid medical care in emergencies. Since 2007, Freemasons have donated more than £1.5 million in support, including this year’s grant of £192,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity. Speaking about the donation Laura Chapman, Chief Executive of The Freemasons’ Grand …

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