The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness and, from its earliest days, Freemasonry has been involved in charitable activities. Since its inception it has provided support for many widows and orphans of Freemasons as well as many others within the community. In addition Freemasonry donates large sums to National, Regional and Local charities.
All monies raised for charity are drawn from amongst Freemasons, their families and friends at our meetings and at social functions, while grants and donations are made to Masonic and non-Masonic charities alike. It is however entirely up to the individual member what he gives to Charity, but it should always be without detriment to his other responsibilities.
Queen's College Lodge supports charities through both regular and one-off donations. These charities are outlined by the Master of the Lodge in his year of office and all funds raised throughout the year are donated to those charities. Charities which we have or are still supporting are as follows:
* Local charitities supported recently: Taunton Deane Scouts; Children's Hospice SW; Dorothy House Hospice Care; Somerset Levels Flood Appeal; Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance; Royal Marines 'Go Commando'; Taunton Branch Cancer Research UK; Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset and Taunton Association for the Homeless; 'Blood Bikes'; Radiotherapy Unit & Macmillan at Musgrove; Chsw, Wraxall; Conquest Centre.
If you wish to know more about the Lodge’s charitable endeavours then please call or email the Lodge Secretary or Charity Steward.
Freemasonry - is one of the UK's largest donors to Charity, all of which is freely given by its 300,000 members
Each year, The Freemasons' Grand Charity provides relief grants for hundreds of individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty, as well as donating millions of pounds to local & national charitable projects and services.