Work for Charity
The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practice 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.
From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.
Most of the support provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation takes the form of financial grants to individuals and families to assist with daily living costs. We can also award grants to provide specific items or services.
Their professional Advice and Support team offers confidential and practical guidance about the support available from the Masonic Charitable Foundation and many other organisations.
In addition to the support they provide to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.
In 2016, the Masonic Charitable Foundation made grants totalling nearly £20 million of which £4.9 million went to non-masonic organisations and appeals.
In addition to the work of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, local support is provided through the Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire and individual Lodges.
As well as contributing to both the above organisations, Jephson Lodge gives direct support to several local charities and organisations such as:
• Myton Hospice
• Mercia Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre
• West Midlands Search and Rescue
• Molly Olly’s Wishes
• Kenilworth Food Bank
• Aylesford Unit, Warwick Hospital
These are just some examples of support given locally and funded directly by the members of Jephson Lodge.