Page 9 - March 2015 Newsletters of Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight
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25 years of health and care support for Hampshire & IOW
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Masonic Samaritan Fund. Established in 1990 with the working title of New Masonic Samaritan Fund, we continue to be the only Masonic charity providing health and care grants for Freemasons and their families.
Since the Fund began, we’ve awarded 17,700 grants totalling over £64 million on behalf of over 11,500 individuals. The demand for help covering the cost of private surgery, treatment and care has continued to increase.
In our latest financial year (Oct 13 – Sep 14), we awarded more grants than ever before! We saw a 12% increase in funds allocated and a 21% increase in the number of individuals supported, in all areas of the Fund’s work: medical, dental, mobility, home adaptation, respite, counselling and consultation needs.
Whilst our aim remains to support the health and care needs of the Masonic community, our work certainly hasn’t ended there. Since 2011, the MSF has awarded £2 million in medical research grants across England and Wales. From Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to cancer and sensory loss, we support the causes that affect Masonic families and the wider community.
Our remarkable achievements have only been possible due to the hard work and dedication of all those who have supported us. We are extremely grateful to all our fundraisers for their generosity which has ensured
Grants for Carers
We know how important it is for full time carers to make time for themselves, both for the sake of their own health and to give them the energy to carry on caring.
The MSF has been funding short care breaks, also known as respite care, since 2006 and has...Read more >>
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Spinal Research’s study launched with £42K Masonic donation
Freemasons support the fight against Alzheimer’s with £175,000 grant for Cambridge research team
The Central Masonic Charities will consolidate into new organisation

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