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Our Impact

Read more about how we use the generous donations of Freemasons to help Masonic families and registered charities

MindOut

We are proud to have supported Mind Out with a £4,000 grant and are pleased to report that last year they helped 1,342 people who were struggling with social isolation, suicidal distress, financial hardship, discrimination, hate crime and exclusion.

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Alex

When I turned 21 I had a flashback to our conversations, and a realisation that I could join! I didn’t know anybody else in freemasonry, so I went online and did some digging. My lodge has a website so I sent an email and it went from there – turns out I was their first candidate from the internet world! I’m 29 now and Worshipful Master for my lodge, the youngest ever by about 10 years.

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Karl

I’ve been at Hospice UK for the past 17 years. It sounds cliché I know, but I’ve been doing this job for so long because I’m motivated to know that what I’m doing makes a difference to people’s lives. At Hospice UK, we believe that whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever your condition, you deserve the best possible care at the end of life.

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Frank

There are quite a few elderly members so I think my main challenge is that there are lots of people who might be vulnerable to ill health or loneliness. When you’re dealing with serious situations like illness or bereavement, you’ve got to coach yourself to be able to deal with it without getting too upset, or it can really take its toll. I think my favourite thing about my role is helping someone who’s going through a tough time to smile again. When that happens, it lifts you up and helps you to keep going.

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Tasha and Kyma-Li

I’m 19 and I’ve been coming to the Young Lewisham project for four years now. I mostly get involved with the carpentry – that’s my favourite – but I sometimes do the motorbike stuff as well. I’m really proud of the things I’ve made here

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David

I need to understand what is required of Visiting Volunteers and in order to do that, I need to carry out the role myself. You need a lot of empathy for people; when you visit someone at home, they need feel confident in sharing some of their personal issues with you, which helps you understand their situation better.

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Dilhani

When I first arrived, it was just a job like any other, but it soon struck me that what we do here changes lives. The difference that the donations we handle make to the lives of disadvantaged people is incredible. I know that we are making a difference and that’s the reason I’ve stayed all this time.

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Terry

I’ve been a freemason for many years but had to retire some years ago because of my mobility. Following an operation to replace my knees, I contracted sepsis and I ended up having four emergency operations. The sepsis damaged my heart and I nearly died twice.

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We provide support to Freemasons, their families and the wider community

Facts about our work last year...

6,717

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grants were awarded to Masonic families

£15 M

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helped to support Masonic families

£4.7 M

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was awarded to 414 charities