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The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

FREEMASONS from across the York area have raised £16,752 for several local non-Masonic charities. Since the function first began in 2009 over £250,000 have been donated to local non-Masonic charities.The Freemasons were delighted and honoured to have as their guests the Sheriff of York, Mr Jonathan Tyler, The Sheriff’s Lady, Mrs Brenda Tyler and the Assistant Provincial Grand Master W. Bro. Stephen Robinson.The nine lodges supporting the function were: York Lodge – The Lodge of St. Germain – Alcuin Lodge – Francis Drake of York Lodge – Minster Lodge - Agricola Lodge – Old Peterite Lodge – Concord Lodge –…
When the Hull and Holderness Riding for the Disabled Centre was in need of some new kit, the De La Pole Lodge were more than happy to help out. Along with the Provincial Grand Charity, a cheque totalling £925 was recently presented to Dawn Pockley Treasurer of the Centre.  Dawn, seen here receiving the cheque from Peter Spencer the Charity Steward of the De La Pole Lodge  thanked the Lodge and the Provincial Grand Charity for their generous donation, and said that the money will buy much needed equipment for the centre.
Despite it being dull and overcast, on the morning of 13th October 2016 105 people found their way to The Parsonage Hotel at Escrick, York for the 18th Annual Charities Information Day. This was a special meeting as the Provincial Grand Charity was for the first time holding its AGM away from the Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting. The delegates were mainly Almoners (41) and Charity Stewards (33) together with Charity Trustees, speakers and members of the Charity.The meeting was opened with a short presentation by Nigel Weightman, Chairman of The Provincial Grand Charity. This was followed by words of…
After 15 years the Middlesbrough Freemasons Charity Evening is still going strong.   Over 100 people gathered at the Masonic Hall Middlesbrough for this annual event, the presentation of money raised by the Freemasons of Middlesbrough and the Zetland Ladies club to local charities and good causes. Hosted by Jim Skelton of the Freemasonry in the Community Committee and attended by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire North and East Ridings Stephen Robinson, the 10 Middlesbrough Lodges and the Zetland Ladies Club presented cheques to the Representitives of their chosen charities ranging from the local branch…
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