Charity is at the very heart of Freemasonry and one of the Great Principles of the Order. Masons practice charitable giving along with voluntary efforts for the community as a whole. It is a proud fact that the Order is the second largest giver to Charity in this country behind only the National Lottery.
From its earliest days Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged.
This work continues today and large sums of money are raised from within Freemasonry for National and Local Charities.
Charitable work continues every month and is exercised at every level; individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their local communities.
Every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes, and through the United Grand Lodge nationally our efforts are channelled through our four main charitable organisations.