We are raising £1.8m to help local charities and good causes
Our 2022 Festival aims to raise £1.8m, which will be distributed by the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) to local charities and individuals who need it the most. To do this we have requested each and every Freemason in Leicestershire & Rutland to becomes involved in some way.
Our members have been supporting the appeal in any way they can, for example, organising, taking part, or donating through sponsored events, or by attending one of the many social events that have been organised.
All of our members who have raised over £300 for the appeal are entitled to wear what is known as the "Festival Jewel" which is free of charge and a proud confirmation of their achievement.
How you can help
There are many ways in which you can help, either through event organising, sponsorship, or a direct pledge to support.
If you are a Freemason in Leicestershire & Rutland, you can pledge your support with a direct debit donation, you can either obtain a form from your Lodge Festival Steward or by clicking on this link to take you straight to the direct debit page.
One of the easiest ways to show your support is by a one of contribution, this can be as easy as a text donation, by texting LR2022 to 70500 to donate £5 or by texting LR2022 to 70300 to donate £10. Gift aid can be applied and will count towards your Lodge Festival target.
Or you can support one of the many initiatives organised by the Province, such as the Sportsman’s Dinner on the 18th March 2021, or the Marching Masons sponsored walk over the Easter Bank Holiday. Contact us for more information on these events.
Perhaps you would like to organise your own Lodge event, for example, the East Goscote Lodge No.2865 took to the saddle to raise thousands of pounds for their target.
About the Masonic Charitable Foundation
The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people. The MCF also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief. In total, MCF support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally. As well as providing grants to charities, the MCF supports Freemasons and their families with a financial, health or family need. Visit www.mcf.org.uk