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The Provincial Grand Lodge of Hampshire and Isle of Wight
October 2014
Introducing Freemasonry Cares: Financial, Healthcare and Family Help
What is Freemasonry Cares?
We are delighted to announce that at July’s Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting, the Provincial Grand Master formally announced the intention to launch Freemasonry Cares in Hampshire and Isle of Wight, so you and those closest to you know where to turn in times of need.
Freemasonry Cares is an initiative of the central Masonic Charities (The Freemasons' Grand Charity, Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and Masonic Samaritan Fund), delivered in partnership with Metropolitan and Provincial Grand Lodges.
Freemasonry Cares makes it easy to remember that in times of need support is available to Freemasons like you and your dependants. If you have a Masonic connection and a financial, healthcare or family need then contact your Lodge Almoner or Freemasonry Cares on 0800 035 60 90 to see if help is available from the Masonic Charities.
Since Freemasonry Cares launched, there have been thousands of confidential enquiries into the support available and the outcome has been to make a huge difference to people’s lives.
Freemasonry Cares in Hampshire and Isle of Wight
During the coming months, you will be hearing and seeing more about Freemasonry Cares. Presentations are being planned for various events and lots of different promotional materials will be appearing around the Province. Our aim is to make sure as many Masons and their dependants as possible know not just that financial, healthcare or family assistance might be available, but also that they can turn to their Lodge Almoner or Freemasonry Cares to find out more.
Please remember that Freemasonry Cares complements rather than replaces the care arrangements of the Province; we remain fully committed to the welfare of you and your family. Your Lodge Almoner continues to offer the same support and guidance and you can always turn to him should you find yourself in need.
Freemasonry Cares offers an alternative route if, for whatever reason, you feel unable to talk to your own Lodge Almoner. Many have chosen this option because of a reluctance to discuss problems with the Lodge Almoner when he is a personal friend, or as the widow of a Freemason being unsure exactly who to speak to in the Lodge.
It doesn’t matter how you choose to make contact. If you have a Masonic connection and a financial, healthcare or family need then you should see if help is available for you. Speak to your Lodge Almoner today or contact Freemasonry Cares in confidence on 0800 035 60 90 or help@freemasonrycares.org
The answers to many frequently asked questions about Freemasonry Cares can be found on our web site:
http://www.hiowmasons.org/news-events/freemasonry-cares/


































































































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