RAISING £1.8M FOR GOOD CAUSES
The target for the Leicestershire & Rutland 2022 Festival is £1.8 million. The Festival was formally launched by the Provincial Grand Master at Provincial Grand Lodge on 25th November 2016. For more detailed information on how to pledge to the Festival and to discover more about the charitable causes it supports, please view the page below;
In 2017, the Masonic Charitable Foundation has supported 52 Freemasons and family members in Leicestershire & Rutland, at a cost of around £220,034 In fact, over the last five years, support has amounted to £1,559,145. In addition, grants awarded from the MCF to charities in Leicestershire & Rutland total £703,976 and our local hospices have received a total of £167,563.
What can you do to help:
In the Province of Leicestershire & Rutland, we have a target to raise £1.8m by 2022, so that we can continue to support those in need both inside and outside of our Masonic family. By helping your lodge raise money, we can continue to support people within the Province, such as Craig. When Craig’s wife died 10 years ago, he was faced with life as a single parent to their two children, Ella and Oliver. With just one income, money was tight and Craig struggled to provide for the family. Eventually, one of his Brethren put him in touch with the Masonic Charitable Foundation. “My little lad in particular struggled with school after my wife passed and I worried about how I would support him through such a difficult time. Once I got in touch with the MCF, the process was really easy and the thing that made a big difference was that I didn’t have to chase them for anything. I was running on adrenalin and the MCF made it that little bit easier for us as a family right from the start. Its been 10 years and I still miss my wife every day but the support we received from the MCF has been invaluable – you really couldn’t put a price on it”