The Old Dovorian Lodge, like all masonic Lodges subscribe to the principle of charity, which is one of the three ‘Great Principles’, namely: – Brotherly Love, Truth and finally Relief:
From earliest times Freemasons have been taught to help those in distress to the best of their ability, but without detriment to their own dependants, Freemasons are also encouraged to give their support to Charitable organisations that are outside Freemasonry, as well as Masonic charities.
For Freemasons, for families, for everyone
Charity has always been a core principle of Freemasonry. Individuals can make an important contribution at local, national and global level by giving both their time and money.
Freemasonry is one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing more than £48m to deserving causes in 2018 alone. Freemasons do not only donate money – more than 18.5 million hours of volunteer work was undertaken by Freemasons in 2018.
MASONIC CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, THE FREEMASONS CHARITY
The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), the Freemasons’ Charity, builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.
Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.
A wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health or family related needs.
For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 035 60 90 or email [email protected]
You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
View the MCF’s Impact Report to learn more about its work.
ROYAL MASONIC BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION
The RMBI is part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation – a charity for Freemasons, for families, for everyone.
Caring has been our way of life since 1842 and we provide a home for more than 1,000 people across England and Wales in 18 care homes – while supporting many more.
THE FREEMASONS FUND FOR SURGICAL RESEARCH
The Freemasons Fund for Surgical Research is a UK Charity with the aim of supporting the Royal College of Surgeons of England. For many years, it has supported the College by funding Research Fellowships.
The fund was set up by donation raised as part of the 250th Anniversary celebrations of the United Grand Lodge of England in 1967 and received a second significant sum in 2014 from Supreme Grand Chapter to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Arch.
Taken from UGLE Charity website