Many people are aware, through press & news releases, of the charitable aspect of Freemasonry. However, they often perceive it as either being solely “in-house” – caring for our own – or donations made through The Grand Charity to large national concerns.
Little is seen of the work done at local level by funds such as the Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund which donates thousands of Pounds each year to charities and good causes throughout the County.
Individual Lodges also donate large sums to local charities, often chosen by the Worshipful Master of the year and known as his “List”, The Masters List. The money is raised by donations/collections in the Lodge, raffles at the Festive Board and by members themselves organising social events such as barbecues & quiz evenings.
Any money raised at these events will go to the current Haddenham Lodge Charities. They are mainly small local charities that have been selected by the Master and his charity subcommittee.
If you know of any local deserving causes then please let us know. It is hard to accumulate money for charity but it is equally hard to ensure the money gets to the right people.
If you wish to know precisely who we are supporting this current year, please ask.
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