Kindness has always been a core principle of Freemasonry. Members give their time and money to help others, whether locally, nationally or globally to help make a difference. It may be to help realise a dream for someone, caring for older Freemasons, volunteering for charitable and youth organisations or on local community projects, making donations to other UK charities or responding to an international disaster appeal.
Unlike some charities, we never ask the general public for money. All the money raised comes from our members, their families and friends. Contrary to popular belief, we do not just support masonic charities. We are also the second largest contributor to charities after the national lottery.
Freemasons are proud of their ancient traditions, but even more so of our achievements and the many thousands of people that we have helped in the greater community.