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The Charity work within our Province can basically be split up into four main categories, this of course does not include the thousands of pounds that individual lodges donate throughout the year to separate charities close to their hearts.

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Durham Benevolence Ltd

Charity is administered in our Province by the Durham Masonic Benevolent Fund, the Provincial Benevolent Committee consists of an elected member from every lodge in the Province.

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Festival Web Logo The 2021 Festival

This 5-year project was launched in January 2016 and has set itself a target of raising nearly 3 million pound for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys.

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TLC Teddy Appeal

This fantastic initiative supplies Teddy Bears to every accident and emergency department within our Province and has to date donated over 80,000 bears.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation

This central charity replaced the four main masonic charities in 2016 and has the benefit of looking after all of our extremely worthy causes from a central location.

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  • TLC Teddy Initiative……

    “thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”

  • Community Support Grants…..

    “The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”

  • Provincial Annual Meeting….

    “The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….

  • Masonic Widows……

    “My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”

  • Provincial Meeting…..

    “The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”

  • The Royal Arch…..

    “I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”

  • What have you gained?

    “I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”

  • In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative

    “A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”

  • What Freemasonry has done for you?

    “The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you

  • One of the best things I have ever done…

    “Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland¬†winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”

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