The Old Dovorian Lodge like many masonic lodges, raise funds for charitable causes and organisation, Nationally, locally, as well as charity’s that have either a special connection or meaning to the Lodge.
These donations, are collected by members setting up standing orders for amounts that they feel comfortable with, either into the Lodges Relief Chest, which is run by the Masonic Relief Chest at the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), or into a special charity account held by the Lodge.
Also donations are obtained via Alms collected at each lodge meeting, from raffle’s held at the festive board after the meetings, or during other masonic or non masonic events held by the Lodge.
Each Worshipful Master, during his year in office, will chose a specific charity or number of charities to revive charitable donations, from the money raised during his year. This list of charity’s is called ‘The Masters List’
The Masters List is the Worshipful Masters choice, and is deiced by him alone, In the Old Dovorian Lodge, the Master’s List is supported from the Lodges Relief Chest.
Some lodges will run specific events or charitable activity with a specific charity in mind, which means that all moneys raised at these events go to that particular charity.
Charity is not necessary measured by the amount of money that is raised, but can measured by donating time, for example during the Covid 19 pandemic, there have been a lot of instances, where lodge members have helped as volunteers delivering food supplies to vulnerable and shielded people within there local community, or supporting and helping veterans to access the help and support they need.
The Charitable activity’s of the lodge is managed and coordinated by the Lodges Charity Steward, this will included giving regular updates of on the charitable activities of the Lodge, including the charitable activities and news of there particular Provence the lodge comes under. In the case of the Old Dovorian Lodge, it comes under ‘The Metropolitan Grand Lodge’, being a ‘London’ Lodge.
Dover College Bursary Fund –
This fund is run by Dover College, which is the school that members of the lodge were ether educated at the College, or have a strong connection to the Dover College, This fund is set up to support and help with the cost of less well off pupils education at the College, who would otherwise not be able to attend and be educated at the College due to the cost of attendance
Dover smART Project –
If you wish to contact the Old Dovorian Lodge Charity Steward for more information about the lodges charitable activities, or make a donation to the Lodges Relief Chest, then email him by clicking hear >>>>