Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Each year, the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association donates sums to a variety of charities – some large, and some very small. With some, our donations go into general funds, but others tell us exactly how we have helped the organisation. Here is a small sample of a few of those where we have received very positive feedback:

St Mary's

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick

The Beauchamp Chapel is now watertight – we have replaced the roof to the main chapel and repaired or replaced all rainwater channels. This at long last means we can all feel relieved when we have heavy rain.

Happy Days

Happy Days Children’s Charity

141 children from Warwick & surrounding areas aged 11-17, who have either severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, and many have complex medical conditions will watch a theatre production of Cinderella, and will be looked after by 50 adults. This activity will help to improve their sensory awareness, and their social and communication skills, not to mention having fun & excitement.

WNAA

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Last week, WNAA completed 22 rescue missions, many of which were in Warwickshire. The helicopter recently flew to a man in the Warwickshire countryside who was involved in a lawnmower accident at the weekend. He had injured his hand with the mower, and was a long way from a hospital with specialist hand care. He was flown to Coventry University Hospital, so that he could get rapid and appropriate treatment for his injury.

Listening Books

Listening Books

Three visually impaired needy people in the Coventry area have had their subscriptions to Listening Books covered for a minimum of twelve months, thanks to the grant received.

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Recent advances in technology mean that new X-ray machines are digital and much more efficient, which is vitally important in an emergency situation, when every minute counts. Your support has been a significant contribution in providing a new state-of-the-art digital x-ray and ultrasound machine, which has made a major difference to patient experience. Due to the new system, our hospital will also be able to see more children each hour. The new BCH Star Appeal, will create a new centre for research and treatment of rare diseases, and will be funded by your most recent donations.

The Salvation Army

Salvation Army Birmingham

Your donation enables us to do so much more for the community in and around the West Midlands area. We have again specifically assigned the amount to fund some of our children and youth camps in the summer. This donation will make it possible to be able to make more provision for those families who without it, would not be able to attend.

Molly Olly's Wishes

Molly Olly’s Wishes

We grant individual wishes to children, and your donation will also go towards providing children with a lion that we have produced called “Olly the Brave” and an accompanying book which tells the story of Olly’s experience of being diagnosed and preparing for treatment.   These therapeutic aids are designed to support children undergoing treatment, especially those who have a Hickman line inserted, which is a device used to feed intravenously to obtain blood samples etc.

Scouts - Be Prepared

222nd Birmingham (Wilson Stuart) Disabled Scout Group

Your donations, as you are aware, mean an incredible amount to the group as without the donations, the group would be unable to continue. They will be put to good use for the ongoing requirements of the group to acquire uniforms, neckers, badges, specialist materials and equipment in order that the cubs are able to carry out their activities.

This small sample gives an idea of the help we are providing in our local community. The full summary of our donations this year can be viewed here , totalling almost £150,000.

Any Lodge or member wishing to nominate a registered charity operating within Warwickshire is welcome to contact John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward, for consideration in the 2017 allocation from the Warwickshire Masonic Benevolent Fund.

Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ

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