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     Provincial Grand Lodge of South Eastern Counties

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CHARITIES AND FESTIVALS

There are a number of Masonic and non-Masonic charities supported by regular fund raising and donations received through out the year. Lodges in the Southeastern Province not only support the Grand Lodge charities, but they also support two local charities. These charities are

MILNE WATT BOYCE FUND

This fund is made up from donations from Brethren of the province. The fund is used within the province to assist Brethren or their dependents in distress. The fund is also used to provide Christmas gifts to our annuitants.

MASONIC WELFARE FUND

This fund was set up in 1995 to help Brethren or their dependents in need. Although it appears to address the same needs as the Milne Watt Boyce fund, the strict rules of the former fund, and other Masonic funds, occasionally prevents help being provided from those funds. This fund provides help in these circumstances.

GRAND LODGE CHARITIES

Information on Grand Lodge Charities and special fund raising activities can be found on the Grand Lodge web pages linked below.

                    The Grand Lodge Charities
                    The Grand Master's Festival  

The current Grand Master's Festival is titled Vision 2020. This festival is raising funds to support the RNLI, Medecins sans Frontieres and the Simon Communities, both north and south Ireland.

Two non-Masonic charities supported are Medical Research and Teddies for Loving Care
The Medical Research fund was set-up after the Grand Master's festival in 1989, and supports a number of different areas of medical research

The Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) is supported by the Order, and has delivered over 160,000 teddies to hospitals throughout Ireland. At the discretion of the medical staff, these are given to distressed children who need to atttend Accident and Emergency departments in the hospitals.



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