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FOREST OAK LODGE No.5240

Provincial Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Sussex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARITIES

 

Pending Charter mark
approval from UGLE

Freemasonry is not a charity. However, Masons are expected to give to charity, and this is encouraged within Forest Oak Lodge.   Members give whatever they can afford comfortably. It is stressed that your first financial responsibility is to your family and connections..

All members make a contribution to the Grand Charity under the control of the United Grand Lodge of England and is paid annually with the relevant annual dues and is included in our annual subscription.

Freemasons give much to Masonic & non-Masonic charities being only second to the National Lottery in the level of money donated to charitable causes in the United Kingdom.

From time to time the Province of Sussex will run a festival for a particular Masonic function. For example the 2004 Festival for Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution was set a target of 2.4 million, which was exceeded. We are currently contributing towards the 2017 Festival of the Freemasons Grand Charity, and other local charities Forest Oak sponsors.

The distinguishing feature of a Masonic charity fund raising is that all contributions come from members themselves, on such occasions as Ladies Nights , dinners, barbecues etc from our wives and invited friends who themselves may or not be masons.

  

Province     www.sussxmasons.org.uk                                                                                          U.G.L.E.     www.ugle.org.uk  

 

Last update 18th December 2012