Freemasons offer further support to flood victims
Over the last few months, severe rainfall in large areas of the country has caused widespread damage to roads, bridges, homes and businesses. Already this year, the MCF has awarded £77,500 to support UK flood relief efforts. These grants have been awarded to local flood relief funds in the Provinces of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, West Riding to help vulnerable or elderly people or families to get back on their feet.
The money will be used to replace essential items such as basic furniture, flooring and white goods or by assisting with repairs. This support is especially needed by those who were not able to afford insurance or for those who have properties for which insurance companies have refused to provide cover.
The funds are also providing assistance to local businesses facing hardship as a result of the floods. This could include replacing tools or equipment or loss of earnings to support people while businesses recover.
The MCF’s support was given on behalf of Freemasonry to emergency funds set up by local community foundations. In addition to these grants, further funding has been awarded by several Provinces.
Over the years, Freemasonry has awarded grants of more than £650,000 to provide emergency support to communities across England and Wales.
The MCF is continuing to monitor the situation and will liaise with Provinces regarding the ongoing relief effort.
To find out more, please visit www.mcf.org.uk/news
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Solomon Learning & Development survey
In the latest edition of Freemasonry Today, there is an article on Solomon, pages 48 and 49. So that we can learn how Solomon is being used by individual members and Lodges, members are invited to participate in a user survey by following this link: bit.ly/2Ys4G4X.
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Regular Convocation of the Supreme Grand Chapter
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Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons pedal for PROSTaid to raise over £4,000
Cycling for charity is now common place within the Province of Leicestershire & Rutland, as shown by a team of intrepid riders from Knighton Lodge No. 4711 who donned their lycra to help raise over £4,000 for PROSTaid, a local charity supporting men and their families through diagnosis, treatment and recovery of prostate cancer.
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