Charity

Cleveland Lodge has a well-deserved reputation for providing generous support both to Masonic Charities and to local good causes. 

Subscriptions to the Freemasons Grand Charity 1995 Festival exceeded £32,000, whilst our contribution to the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys 2005 Festival amounted to over £49,000. On these occasions the amounts raised by brethren were bettered by only two and one Lodges, respectively, within the Province of Yorkshire, North & East Ridings. Significant donations were also made in response to the 2007-2008 appeal by the Provincial Grand Master on behalf of the two regional Air Ambulance Services. The appeal raised no less than £151,000.

In addition to charitable-giving by individual members, the Lodge Social Committee plays an important role in raising funds. Recent efforts have enabled enable donations be made to local schools and such organisations as Zoe’s Place children’s hospice at Eston and Heritage Homecare attached to the Friarage Hospital at Northallerton.

For further information you can contact our Charity Steward - John Woolway at charitysteward@clevelandlodge.org.uk The Lodge keeps in touch with the Widows of departed brethren each of whom receives a cash donation at Christmas.

Our Lodge Almoner undertakes this task in addition to his main duties of keeping in touch with those brethren and dependants who are experiencing difficulty and assisting where appropriate.

For further information you can contact our Almoner John Rhucroft at almoner@clevelandlodge.org.uk