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ENDEAVOUR

 
 

Amongst the values of Freemasonry are integrity, kindness and fairness. Caring for the community and raising money for charitable causes is important to us.

Below are a tiny sample of causes to which our donations have been put over the past few years.

 
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Disaster relief

 

The Freemasons' Grand Charity made an emergency grant of £50,000 to the International Red Cross following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, with a further £185,000 sent to PLAN UK.
Since 1981, more than £2 million has been given to aid various disaster relief efforts - saving those most at need in their darkest hour.
Emergency grants were also made to the British Red Cross in support of flood relief in the state of Uttarakhand, India (£35,000) and the Balkans (£30,000).
Following an Emergency Grant Somerset of £20,000 to the British Red Cross to address flooding in the Somerset Levels, local masons organised a special appeal which raised a further £175,000.
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Air Ambulance

 

The Freemasons' Grand Charity donated over £190,000 for various air ambulances in 2013.
Sponsorship helps pay for staff, training, fuel and equipment.
Over £1.5million has been donated since 2007.
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Military

 

The Freemasons' Grand Charity has given over £100,000 to the Blind Veterans UK foundation in the last 3 years.
A grant of £1,500 was made by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to the British Ex-Services Wheelchair Sports Association (BEWSA).
Over £72,500 was donated to Help for Heroes by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity with many lodges raising additional funds.
£2,500 was donated to Fishing For Heroes who provide fly fishing courses as therapy for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Medical

 

The Freemasons' Grand Charity has donated over £40,000 in the last 2 years to the MS Trust, enough to send 2,000 information packs to people diagnosed with the disease.
In 2011, the Masonic Samaritan Fund (MSF) granted Alzheimer’s Research UK £181,723, which was used to produce a blood test that can help to predict whether people will develop the disease.
In 2013, it was announced that MSF funding had helped to identify a key protein involved in the progression of prostate cancer.
The Blond McIndoe Research Foundation has received £50,000 to research the development of stimuli responsive materials, which are able to heal burns and diabetic wounds.
Cancer Research UK has received £100,000 to pancreatic cancer research at Barts Cancer Institute.
The National Society for Epilepsy has received £50,000 to fund research into the genetic causes of epilepsy through exome DNA sequencing techniques.
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