Devon Freemasons give £25,000 support to 22 local charities and organisations

Authored by News Desk

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, these include Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities.

The money is raised through the “WAKE FUND” a trust conceived by Right Worshipful Brother William Alexander Kneel, the...

Masonic laptop gift to Austin Farm Academy

Authored by Mary

The Freemasons are not the only ones who are aware that due to budgetary constraints there has been a big squeeze in public spending, especially in local government and education resulting in there not being enough funds to meet every child’s needs.

It was when talking with a member of staff at Austin Farm Academy (Primary School) that the Freemasons of St. Georges Lodge who meet at...


Plymouth Freemasons donate lifesaving defibrillator to primary school

Authored by Mary

The children and staff at Leigham Primary School were presented recently with a brand new piece of high tech medical equipment which could save the life of someone in the school or the wider community.

The defibrillator costing £1200 including training costs was kindly donated by the members of the Masonic Lodge of St. George who meet at the Mount Edgcumbe Masonic Hall in Plymouth...

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth receives £1580 from the Freemasons

Authored by Sarah Parker

Staff at St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth are seen here receiving a cheque for £1580 from Very Worshipful Brother Nicholas Ball, Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire.

This is part of the annual donation made by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable foundation who this year are giving nearly £10,000 to seven hospices in Devon.

St Luke’s has been caring for...

Plymouth Heartbeat receives £1,000 from local Freemasons

Authored by Mary

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from around Devon meet to give support totalling in excess of £50,000 to local charities & organisations throughout the county who are in need of assistance, we were one of the groups who were nominated by their local Lodge MARISTOW 2725.

The money is raised by the “WAKE Fund” a trust conceived by the Right Worshipful Brother William Alexander...

Freemasons to hold public vote on £3m charity grants

Authored by Mary

The Freemasons are holding an unprecedented public vote to decide how to spend a special three million pounds of charity funding as part of their 300th anniversary celebrations this year.

Freemasons throughout the country have selected 300 local charities to receive a special Community Award, but the decision on the size of grant – ranging from £4,000 to £25,000 – is being decided by...

Freemasons donate £2,418 to St Lukes Hospice

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This year sees the Freemasons celebrate their tercentenary and as part of their annual support of hospices throughout the country the Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire V. W. Bro. Nicholas Ball can be seen here presenting a certificate denoting the £2418 given on behalf of the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Emma Perry of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth.

The Masonic Charitable...

Freemasons donate to Devon & Cornwall Food Association

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The Masonic Charitable Foundation have given a £2,000 grant to The Devon & Cornwall Food Action Association (Plymouth Branch).

The Devon & Cornwall Food Association (DCFA) is a charity reflecting the need to link food waste with food poverty and they were visited by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire V. W. Bro. Nicholas Ball where he met up with Jackie Young their...

Freemasons donate Teddies to children

Authored by Alli Enticott

Freemasons throughout England and Wales have been involved with their local hospitals, Doctors and children’s services giving nurses and Doctors the opportunity to help a child.

Children may become distressed in a hospital or surgery situation and by giving their young patients a teddy to hold and keep, the nurses can show them there is nothing to fear with the treatment they are going...

Freemasons donate gifts to children’s wards

Authored by Mary

A selection of high chairs and desks have been kindly donated to our children’s wards at Derriford Hospital.

The Freemasons have supported many wards throughout the hospital over the years and for the last 18 months have donated many items, including microwaves, toys, buggies and much more to Level 12.

Sue Rodgers, Play Specialist Team Leader, said: “The donation of high chairs...