Our Charities

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We Support Charity

Benevolence has always been the cornerstone of Freemasonry. Goodwill to all and a desire to help those less fortunate are fundamental principles of the Masonic Fraternity and therefore, charitable giving is a major part of membership of the Freemasons.

Our members engage in acts of benevolence in a variety of ways, either through simple gestures such as gift giving, or through the raising of monies for a variety of funds which help a wide variety of people.

As the main benefactors of charitable institutions established by the Fraternity such as the Various Widows Funds, or Teddies for Loving Care among others and also by supporting many charities in wider society such as the Laura Lynn Foundation or the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Freemasons of Ireland continue to put benevolence and kindness to others at the forefront of their membership. Have a look below to see the charities we support,

W.Bro. M. Ross

-Provincial Grand Almoner

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Here's some of the Charitiesthe PGLA supports.

Making a difference to those in need.

Trustees- MASONIC TRUST COMPANY

The Fund provides assistance towards maintenance, education, advancement and benefit (including the medical care) of daughters and legally adopted daughters of deceased Freemasons of the Order whether they were resident in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or elsewhere, and of daughters and legally adopted daughters of Freemasons of the Order who are financially distressed and who are resident in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or elsewhere.

Office – 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin, 2.
Telephone No. 679 6799
Fax No. 676 1002
E-mail: boys_girls@freemason.ie

Ex Officio Members

M.W. Grand Master,
R.W. Deputy Grand Master.

Elected Members

Michael M. Costello
William J. Dixon
Cecil Hamilton
T. Eric Henry
Samuel T. Mahon
Kevin Spring
Norman U. Stewart
John Symes
Dennis Wheavil

Trustees- MASONIC TRUST COMPANY

The Fund provides assistance towards maintenance, education, advancement and benefit (including the medical care) of sons and legally adopted sons of deceased Freemasons of the Order whether they were resident in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or elsewhere, and of sons and legally adopted sons of Freemasons of the Order who are financially distressed and who are resident in the Republic of Ireland, North Ireland or elsewhere.

Office – 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone No. 679 6799
Fax No. 676 1002
E-mail: boys_girls@freemason.ie

Ex Officio Members

M.W. Grand Master, Chairman
R.W. Deputy Grand Master

Elected Members

Albert Bell
Derek A. Brennan
Sidnoy Conn
Walter Craig
Robert N. Espie
Kenneth McClure
W. Kenneth McFarland
John McKinstry
Brian Mooney
Brian Morrison
Shane O’Brien
George Peden
Albert G. Sherlock
Noel Sufferin
Malcolm P. Tyrrell

Founded 1887
Trustees- MASONIC TRUST COMPANY

The Fund provides annuities for distressed Freemasons or for the distressed spouse of a deceased Freemason.

Applications are considered at meetings of the Board of the Fund which are held on the first Thursday in February, May, September and November.

Office – 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
Tel. +353 1 6796799
Fax. +353 1 6761002
E-mail: vj_haven_welfare@freemason.ie

Ex Officio Members

M.W. Grand Master – Chairman
R.W. Deputy Grand Master
R.W. Assistant Grand Master

Elected Members

Antrim

 

Armagh
North Connaught
South Connaught
Down

 

Londonderry & Donegal
Meath
Midland Counties
Munster
North Munster
South Eastern
Tyrone & Fermanagh
Wicklow & Wexford
Metropolitan Area

Lionel C. Clark
Malachy Ross
Brian Hampton
Graham Steenson
John A. Boddy
David Cleland
Samuel Weir
Colin Magill
Jonathan W. Oakley
Arthur Graham
Cyril J.W. Moore
Philip Greene
Vincent O’Donovan
Rett W. Gibson
Charles.M. Smyth
John V. Magwood
Sean Rafferty
Brain A.M. O’Byrne
Philip A.J. Daley
Joseph Byrne

Trustees- MASONIC TRUST COMPANY

The Fund was launched in October 1997 so that the Order could increase and extend the scope of out Masonic charitable activities.

Members are asked to consider becoming Patrons of the Fund for 150 euro which will allow a capital base to be established.

Office – 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone No. 01 679 6799
Fax No. 01 676 1002
E-mail: vj_haven_welfare@freemason.ie

Ex Officio Members

M.W. Grand Master – Chairman
R.W. Deputy Grand Master
R.W. Assistant Grand Master

Elected Members

Grand Masters
Antrim

 

Armagh
North Connaught
South Connaught
Down

 

Londonderry & Donegal
Meath
Midland Counties
Munster
North Munster
South Eastern
Tyrone & Fermanagh
Wicklow & Wexford
Metropolitan Area

J. Eddie Brownell
John Edens
Andrew Bingham
Colin Bonnes
John Richardson
Robin Brummitt
James Houghton
Trevor S. Lovell
Ian McDonald
Barry R. Brewster
Arthur Woolsey
David W. Douglas
John Houghton
Peter J. Brassel
Michael Hannan
Ian McCullagh
Robert Campbell
Roland Hendy
Selwyn S. Davies

Founded 1862

President – Mervyn Cleland

Trustees:-
M. Cleland
H.E. Bottomley
S. Nicholson

Chairman – T. Blair
Hon. Treasurer – H.E. Bottomley
Hon. Secretary – W.A. Beattie

For the Relief of Poor and Distressed Masons or their families to include the dependents of deceased Freemasons.

The Committee meets on the last Friday of each month, except June, July, August & December, in 115 The Mount, Belfast at 7.30 pm

Emergency Relief Committee – for urgent applications
Hon. Secretary – W.A. Beattie
bmcharities@btconnect.com

All communications on the business of the Fund should be adressed to the Hon. Secretary:

115 The Mount, Belfast BT5 4ND.
Telephone 028 90 451020

Founded 1873

President
Trustees – M. Cleland, H.E. Bottomley,

Chairman – M.Cleland
Hon. Treasurer – H.E.Bottomley
Hon. Secretary – W.A. Beattie

 

For the Purpose of assisting the Windows and families of deceased Freemasons who are within the sphere of the Fund’s operation which shall be confined to Lodges connected with the Fund by Annual Subscriptions in accordance with By-Laws of the Fund, meeting anywhere in the Masonic Province of Antrim, of six miles radius of Belfast in the Masonic Province of Down.

The Funds is Currently dormant awaiting re-activation.

All communications on the business of the fund should be addressed to the secretary:

W.A. Beattie, 115 The Mount, Belfast BT5 4ND
Telephone 028 90 451020

Founded 1917

Patrons
W.Bro. G. McMullan and V.W. Bro. M Clelland

Joint Presidents
R.W. Bro. J. Dickson and R.W. Bro. R. Matthews

Chairman
W. Bro. D. Walker

Vice Chairman

Trustees
R.W. Bro. A.R.G.R. Patterson
W. Bro. J. M. Alexander

Hon. Secretary
R.W. Bro. A. E. G. R. Patterson
21 Shore Street, Donaghadee BT21 0DG

Hon. Treasurer
V.W. Bro. D. Wallace
15 Knockagh Heights
Carrickfergus BT38 8QZ.

The Committee Advises, encourages, assists and promotes the welfare or necessitous orphans and children of Freemasons, provided they are not more than 25 years of age.

Grants,normally, are paid at Christmas. Abroad range of orphans and children, throughout the Irish Constitution, are helped, including many students in third level education who are assisted with their educational expenses.

The Committee is permitted the appeal for funds but has never yet done so. Nevertheless it receives many welcome donations from all branches of the Masonic Order, including charity committess.

The Committee meets on the second Saturday in each month (June, July and August excepted) at 115 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4ND.

TLC
TLC
Teddies For Loving Care

What is the TLC Appeal?

The simple objective is for Freemasons to provide teddy bears and soft toys to Paediatric Emergency Departments, for the medical staff to give, at their discretion, to children admitted who are in severe distress and where the staff feel that a teddie or soft toy to cuddle will help alleviate the stress and assist them in their work.

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