Charitable Work

The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

As you'll see from our history, from its earliest days Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today.

Masonic charity is exercised at every level: Loyal Travellers Lodge make gifts and gives aid to our own community whilst Warwickshire Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes. For more information click on the sub-menu on the left.

In recent years the charitable giving of the Loyal Travellers lodge has been:

   2016  £   937  (reduced from previous years as no Ladies Nights were held by the Master of the Year).
   2015  £3,515
   2014  £2,144
   2013  £2,354

2016  Charitable giving to October includes:

  • £219 to the Warwickshire Masonic Benevolent Fund.
  • £  50 to Hope House Childrens' Hospice.
  • £157 to the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association 'Famous Five' charities.
  • £164 to Prostate Cancer UK.
  • £157 to the British Legion Poppy Appeal.
  • £117 to Lifelites
  • £  73 to the lodge Almoner's Fund for subsequent distribution.

2015:   The main beneficiary in 2015 was Hope House which received £2144. Other recipients were:

  • £291 to the Warwickshire Masonic Benevolent Fund
  • £285 to the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association 'Famous Five' charities.
  • £300 to the Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness.
  • £623 to the lodge Almoner's Fund for subsequent distribution.

2014:  The charity collections during 2014 realised the sum of £2,144. Of this amount £895 was raised at the ladies informal evening in April held at the Knowle Masonic Centre and the Ladies Formal Evening in December held at the Birmingham Motor Cycle Museum in Solihull. From these two occasions £440 was donated to “Help for Heroes” and £585 to “Macmillan Cancer Support”.

Other recipients’ during the year were:

  • £274 to the Poppy Appeal
  • £177 to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • £593 to the Warwickshire Masonic Benevolent Fund for distribution to other charities.
  • At the January 2014 meeting the charity collection was directed towards the Mayor of Solihull’s chosen charities, primarily Age Concern Solihull and the Citizens Advice Bureau Solihull. This was presented to him with the associated Gift Aid as a cheque for £260 by the Worshipful Master, the Charity Steward and the lodge Secretary.
  • £200 was donated by our Lodge of Instruction to the Solihull Swimming Club for the Disabled otherwise known as the Solihull Seals

2013:  Collections during 2013 at lodge meetings and social events raised £2354 and was distributed:

£1054 to the Warwickshire Masonic Benevolent Fund for re-distribution to local charities and £1300 to specific charities:

 

 

 

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