Charity is one of the fundamentals of Freemasonry. It is in the heart of every Mason and instilled by our values of integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness.
From its inception, Freemasons have always been concerned with orphans and the sick, and in more modern times, Masons support many local and national charities.
Nationally, our efforts are channelled through four main charity organisations shown on the right, click the charity’s name to find out more.
Locally, Saint James Lodge and the Province of Lincolnshire support can be specifically targeted to smaller local causes.
The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys – learn about what they do with Maddie’s story…
Local Charities Supported to Date by Saint James Lodge
|£1,000||St. Andrew’s Children’s Hospice|
|£300||When You Wish upon a Star|
|£900||When You Wish upon a Star|
|£500||Macmillan Prostrate Cancer Support|
|£500||‘Bottoms Up’ Apppeal|
|£500||Big Red Heart Appeal|
|£100||Cleethorpes Disabilities Football Club|
|£213||Royal National Institute for the Blind|
|£150||Grimsby Hospital Radio|
|£212||Multiple Sclerosis Society|
|£1,000||Huntingdon Disease Association|
|£300||Teenage Cancer Trust|
|£75||Magic Moments for Autistic Kids|
|£300||Grimsby & Cleethorpes Amateur Operatic Society|
|£500||West Lindsey Silver Jubilee Trust|
|£1,000||Marie Curie Cancer Care|
News and Views Related to Charity
Before our Regular Lodge meeting on Tuesday 16th May 2017, Worshipful Master, W. Bro. Ken Bevis (right in photo) was delighted to present to the local Alzheimer’s Society a cheque for £410 for monies raised.Supported by the Lodge Charity Steward in the presentation, W. Bro. Mike Garner, he said that “He and the Lodge’s members […]
St. Andrew’s Children’s Hospice was the recipient of £1000 from the New Provincial Benevolent Fund, which they received from the Saint James Lodge prior to their October meeting.”This money is much needed by the charity” said W. Bro. Neil Charlesworth, Lodge Charity Steward, “The work they do to support children with life limiting and life […]
Lincolnshire Freemasons have celebrated raising a total of £2,762,932 for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys at an event to mark the conclusion of their 2014 Festival Appeal. The event, held in the presence of the Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes, marked the conclusion of an appeal that was launched six-years ago by […]
21st October 2014 saw the 448th Regular Lodge Meeting of the Saint James Lodge – and a very busy night!The evening started prior to the Lodge opening with a joint, cheque presentation to Mrs Kerry Strawson of the Leukaemia Lymphoma Research charity. Two cheques were presented, each in the amount of £500 from the Provincial Benevolent […]
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is dedicated to helping people in need, and has donated over £100 million since 1981.Each year, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity provides relief grants for hundreds of individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty, as well as donating millions of pounds to nationwide charitable projects and services.This year is no exception and on […]
Tuesday 18th March 2014 saw Saint James Lodge latest Worshipful Master installed into his chair. The ceremony was also significant for several reasons and not just because of this important annual event, on this occasion, Worshipful Brother John Board, Assistant Provincial Grand Master (Asst.PGM) in the Province of Lincolnshire, was in attendance and this was […]
Dedicated to helping people in need, and has donated over £100 million since 1980. The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is funded by Freemasons and their families, and is continuing a commitment to charitable support that began nearly 300 years ago in the earliest days of organised Freemasonry. More
A charity funded by Freemasons which aims to relieve poverty and advance education for children and young people. They also support young people with exceptional talents and those who need financial assistance in order to embrace life-changing opportunities. More
The RMBI has been caring for older Freemasons and their dependants for over 160 years. They operate 17 residential care homes across England and Wales offering high quality care. All of their Homes can offer places to people with dementia, following as assessment of their needs. More
The MSF welcomes applications from anyone who at any time has been initiated into, or joined, a Lodge under the constitution of the United Grand Lodge of England. There are no age limits and no qualifying periods of membership. There is no requirement to still be active within the Craft. More