Supporting Local, National and International Charities
Charity is the best way of putting our principles of Neighbourly Concern into practice. All of the money given to charity by Freemasons is raised directly from our members. We do not make collections at events, neither do we request contributions from the public in any other way.
We encourage our members to support charity in the widest sense and this is achieved in a number of ways:
1) By raising funds for our Provincial Masonic charities which support non-Masonic causes, especially where there is a benefit to our local communities.
2) By individual Lodges or members raising funds for specific local causes of their choice. The central Masonic charities often provide additional funding to complement assistance given to deserving local causes, often through matched funding.
3) By supporting the central Masonic charities which fund national and worldwide projects and also help individuals in need.
NEWS ON OUR LATEST COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Provincial Grand Master, Michael Wilks (2nd from right) with members of the team
On Saturday 7th July and Sunday 8th July, a team of students from Fareham worked tirelessly with their SkillForce team instructors Paul Beasley, Anthony Tew and David Hubbard as part of SkillForce’s ‘24 Hours to Make a Difference’ challenge, to refurbish North West Fareham Community Centre in readiness for a unique charity fete.
SkillForce is an educational charity that works in partnership with 10,000 young people throughout 150 schools in England and Scotland including local students from The Henry Cort Community College, Neville Lovett Community School and Bayhouse School in Fareham.
The Duke of Cambridge is Patron of SkillForce and earlier this year, he officially launched The SkillForce Prince's Award in recognition of the contribution young people make to their communities. The SkillForce Prince’s Award will be presented for the first time in Summer 2012 and will reward young people who show significant character or make a major contribution to the community in which they live. Various teams have been working on the ‘24 Hours to Make a Difference’ challenge to improve memorial gardens and community centres in Hampshire, Lanarkshire, Moray and Oldham.
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