The total figure raised was announced at the Festival banquet held on Friday 20th May, at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Ground, in front of nearly 600 Freemasons and their wives or partners to mark the end of the six-year appeal.
Speaking about the donation, our Chief Executive David Innes, said:
“We would like to congratulate everyone involved in the Cheshire Festival for all their support and tremendous efforts to raise funds for our work.
“This incredible £3 million donation will be used by the Masonic Charitable Foundation to exclusively fund the health and care grants previously provided by the MSF.”
The Masonic Samaritan Fund was one of four central Masonic Charities that consolidated into the Masonic Charitable Foundation in April 2016.
Throughout the Festival Appeal (Jan 2011 – Jan 2016), the MSF provided over £663,000 in support of 132 Masonic families living in the Province of Cheshire.
For further information about the health and care grants previously awarded by the MSF, please visit our support page.