Charity is at the heart of Freemasonry and is a fundamental tenet of of the craft. Next to the National Lottery, the United Grand Lodge of England is the largest donor to charity in the country.
The Lodge of St Giles and St Luke has a long tradition of donating to charity. As well as donations to Masonic charities, the lodge maintains its focus on non-Masonic often local charities such as, Greenwich & Bexley hospice , Macmillan and Kent Air ambulance. A list of other charities we have supported in the past can be found here.
At the Festive Board, a respectable £200 was raised at our Regular Meeting, to be donated
to Finlays Fund, a charity set up for Finlay Sangster who was born 12 weeks premature weighing just 2lb 12oz. As a result of his prematurity he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy shortly after his first birthday.
The lodge has donated £635 to the Masonic school for Boys in memory of one of our widows. Furthermore, donations were also received at her funeral.