Charitable Activities

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been involved in charitable activities, and since its inception it has provided support for many widows and orphans of Freemasons as well as for others within the community.

All monies raised for charity are drawn from amongst Freemasons, their families and friends, while grants and donations are made to Masonic and non-Masonic charities alike.

Over the past five years alone Freemasonry has raised more than £75m for a wide range of charitable purposes including those involved in medical research, community care, education and work with young people.

Freemasonry has an enviable record for providing regular and consistent financial support to individual charities over long periods while at the same time making thousands of grants to local charities, appeals and projects throughout England and Wales each year. For the future, opportunities to obtain or provide matched funding are periodically examined with a view to enhancing the impact of the support Freemasonry can give to specific projects. The personal generosity of Freemasons and the collective fundraising efforts of almost 8,000 lodges, however, will continue to determine the contribution Freemasonry makes within the community.

Cranleigh Lodge has supported financially and in kind not only National Masonic charitable institutions, but many local organisations including Cranleigh Scouts, the Village Hospital, Citizens Advice, CHASE, GUTS, Motor Neurone Association and more recently The Surrey/Sussex Air Ambulance.

If you feel that you have the qualities that make a good Mason contact us for more information.

Freemasonry teaches moral lessons and self knowledge. We start our journey, our quest to understand the path leading to the innermost parts of our psyche, indeed I suppose you can say our soul. Apart from that we also have good fellowship and a feeling of contentment.

- Member, Cranleigh Lodge

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