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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.

When the members of St Nicholas Lodge heard that  Scarborough Survivors, a charity that supports people who have direct experience of mental health issues,were in need of some assistance for IT equipment they readily agreed to help. The Lodge members donated £400 to the charity for the purchase of 2 laptops to enable their service users to access the internet. For more information about the Scarborough Survivors follow this link ...Scarborough Survivors   Below: Ced Thornton, Charity Steward of the St Nicholas Lodge presents Andrea Woollcott CEO of Scarborough Survivors with the laptops.
October 2018 Thousands of people who have had their lives devastated by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia will be given urgently needed shelter and clean water, thanks to a grant from the Freemasons. The £70,000 grant will be split evenly between Plan International UK and the Red Cross. Plan will be able to provide shelter kits to 593 families (2,610 people), while the Red Cross will be helping 160,000 people with safe water and improved sanitation. The current death toll stands at more than 2,000, with over 5,000 people listed as missing. As many as 1.5 million have…
20th Annual Masonic Charities Information DayThursday 11th October 2018 - 10.30 a.m. to 3.45 p.m.The Parsonage Hotel, Escrick, York, YO19 6LF   The Annual Masonic Charity Day will be held as usual at the Parsonage Hotel Escrick, York on the 11th October. Open to all Lodge/Chapter Charity Stewards and Almoners this informative day will include guest speakers from the Prison Me No Way trust, and the Hull & Beverley Community Programme For more information and booking details Click on the link below Booking and Information
On Monday 25th June, Minster Lodge No. 4663’s charity steward, Terry Ratcliffe visited Musical Connections where he was invited to take part in one of the charities weekly music sessions, following a recent donation of £1,560 made by Minster Lodge and The Freemasons charity Yorkshire North and East Riding. This particular session was a collaboration with Accessible Arts and Media, a local charity that Minster Lodge and The Freemasons Charity supported with a donation in 2017. The two charities came together to create a singing and signing group that is comprised largely of elderly tenants from the housing scheme along…
Following the burning down by vandals, an appeal was launch to restore the Fangfoss Jubilee Play-Park near Pocklington. Local Freemasons felt it was a very worthwhile project and following a donation from St Saviour Lodge of Installed Masters, a successful petition was made to the Freemasons Charity of Yorkshire North and East Riding. These monies went a long way towards helping the Appeal reach its target The official opening was held on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May and IPM of St Saviour Lodge, Bryan Redshaw was asked to assist with the Ribbon Cutting.   Lyn Grant , Chair of the…
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