Text Size

Charity

Tercentenary Celebrations

As part of the United Grand Lodge Tercentenary celebrations, the brethren of lodges that meet at Alton, Bordon and Petersfield donated money to many local charities. Our Worshipful Master W Bro. Will Dow, along with the brethren of Woolmer forest decided to support these three local charities, they are Friends forever from The Kingsley centre, Homestart Weywater and the Down's syndrome association which is very dear to our WM.

Downs

Friends forever 2

Homestart

Everyone

White Table Charity Meeting 2017

The members of Woolmer Forest Lodge, who meet at the Bordon Masonic Centre , held a White Table evening on Wed. 26th March when local charities were presented with cheques.


At every masonic meeting there is a raffle and the money raised is distributed every year to local charities.

Masons do not collect money from the public – all their charity giving comes from their own pockets. In fact, after the National Lottery, Freemasons are one of the largest supporters of non-masonic charities in the UK.

When recently there was an appeal for funds to help feed starving children in East Africa the Masonic Charitable Foundation immediately gave £100,000 to Plan International, to help them provide food packages, water purification and hygiene kits.

 

White Table 2017 7of10 small

 The current Woolmer Forest Worship Master, Will Dow, is pictured presenting cheques to, Jane Kincaid (Project co-ordinator) with Kirsty and Mark from Friends Forever who are based in Kingsley, set up to help disabled people make friends and participate in many varied social based activities.

 

White Table 2017 8of10 small

 Sean and Brea O’Neill ; to help towards paying for specialised treatment for their son Toby, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and has suffered a stroke affecting the left side of his body , particularly the use of his left arm.

 

White Table 2017 9of10 small

 Emma Marbrook, co-ordinator from Homestart Weywater, who provide friendship and support to local parents finding it difficult to cope.

 

 White Table 2017 10of10 small

Freemason Peter James who collected a cheque for the Crohns & Colitis Charity (he has a great niece with this disease).

Alzheimers Society presentation

Dementia Navigator for the Alzheimers Society receives cheque for £500.00

White Table 2015 001 small

During one of our white table events, David Drew, who is a dementia navigator for the Alzheimers Society was invited to give a short presentation outlining the work that they do. After the presentation, our Worshipful Master W Bro. John Page was able to give him a cheque for £500.00 to help towards the charity.

Some Useful Links :-

Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

Alzheimer’s and Keeping Active/Involved

The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer's

Keep Your Pets Close: How Animals Help Dementia

Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferers Cope with the Loss of a Loved One — A Guide for Caregivers

Dementia and Hygiene: How to Solve Hygiene Problems Common to People with Dementia

Budget-Friendly Smart Home Accommodations for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Money Management

Overdose Response Guide: Awareness, Prevention, and Preparedness for Caregivers of Addicts

6 Signs of Elder Abuse in Seniors with Dementia

 

 

Masonic Charitable Foundation

Introducing the new masonic charity, this is known as MCF or Masonic Charitable Foundation.

 

A grant-making charity providing help for Freemasons, for families, for everyone.

 

The Foundation brings together the work of four national Charities which had been operating separately under various names since the early 18th Century.

These charities are The Freemasons’Grand Charity, the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, the Masonic Samaritan Fund, and the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution..

During their time of operation, the four charities each provided a specific type of support to meet various charitable aims in support of Freemasons and their families.

Although much of the support provided took the form of financial grants, the charities also operated a number of institutions: the Royal Masonic School for Boys, the Royal Masonic School for Girls, the Royal Masonic Hospital and 17 residential care homes operated by the RMBI Care Company.

Click on icon for more information

MCF 

Blackmoor and Whitehill Scouts

The Blackmoor and Whitehill scout group receive £500.00 donation

White Table 2015 006 small

During one of our white table events, Ian Poyner, Chairman of the Blackmoor & Whitehill Scout Group was invited to give a short presentation outlining the role of scouting in the local community.

Our Worshipful Master W Bro. John Page presented him with a cheque for £500 to help with the purchase of new equipment and training.