Masonic Benevolent Fund

The objects of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales (MBF) are the education and advancement in life of children of distressed or deceased Freemasons of the Masonic Province of South Wales and for the benefit of the widows of such Freemasons and in memory of the Right Worshipful Brother Lord Llangattock, a former Provincial Grand Master of this Province, to extend the benefits of such funds to old, infirm and distressed Freemasons of the said Province of South Wales, and also to subscribe annually to any or either of the recognised Masonic Charitable Institutions such sums as may be voted by the Annual Court of Governors.

In addition, the Annual Court of Governors may vote a sum, not exceeding one half of the investment income shown in the previous year's revenue account to be dispersed at the discretion of the Executive Committee to non-Masonic charities provided that such charities are registered as charities and either based within or operate within the Province of South Wales.

The MBF relies on brethren becoming Life Governors and on regular donations from Lodges in the Province to enable it to carry out its charitable work. Any brother interested in becoming a Life Governor should contact their Lodge's Home Charities Representative for further information.

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Summarised Accounts (Year Ending 31/03/2017) of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales

MBF Accounts – Year Ending 31-03-2017

MASONIC BENEVOLENT FUND OF SOUTH WALES – STATEMENT BY TRUSTEES 

The summarised accounts (link found above) are a summary of information extracted from the annual accounts and certain information relating to both the statement of financial activities and the balance sheet. These summarised accounts may not contain sufficient information to allow for a full understanding of the financial affairs of the charity. For further information, the full annual accounts and the Trustees’ Annual Report should be consulted: copies of these can be obtained from Mr Martyn Ridge. The figures are taken from the independently reviewed financial statements by the independent reviewer Mr Pankaj Bakshi FCA, for the year ended 31st March 2017, and received an unqualified report and have been approved by the Trustees. The annual accounts were approved on the 28th April 2017 and have been submitted to the Charity Commission.

Notice of the Annual Court of Governors of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales

Dear Sir and Brother,

I hereby give notice that the Annual Court of Governors will be held on Friday, 12th May 2017 at the Masonic Temple, Park Crescent, Pontyclun, CF72 9BR at 2:15 p.m.

Warm fraternal regards,

Ben Gait, Secretary

The Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales Gives £300,000 to the RMBI

At a Special General Meeting of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales, held on 12th December 2016 at Bridgend Masonic Hall, it was resolved that a sum not exceeding £300,000 be subscribed to the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) to be used for the purposes of the construction of a dedicated Dementia/Alzheimer’s support unit and day room at the Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court Masonic Home at Porthcawl.

Special General Meeting of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales

A Special General Meeting of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales is to be held at the Masonic Hall, Coychurch Road, Bridgend, CF31 2AP on Monday 12th December 2016, commencing 11:30am

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the business outlined in the Agenda below.

  1. To Resolve that a sum not exceeding £300,000 be subscribed to the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) to be used for the purposes of the construction of a dedicated Alzheimer’s support unit and day room at the Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court Masonic Home at Porthcawl and that the signed receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer, or any other officer of the RMBI shall be a good receipt and discharge.
  2. To make any or further resolution as may be necessary to give effect to paragraph 1 above.
  3. To deal with Any Other Business.

Masonic Benevolent Fund Annual Court of Governors 2016

Dear Sir and Brother,
I hereby give you notice that the Annual Court of Governors will be held on Friday, 13th May 2016 at the Masonic Temple, Coychurch Road, Bridgend, CF31 2AP at 4:30 p.m.
Yours sincerely and fraternally,
Ben Gait
Secretary

Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales

Dear Life Governors of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales,

I write as Chairman to extend my most grateful thanks to all those who have been involved in this wonderful Charity, some over many years, for their administration and generosity in giving their commitment and time to such a worthy cause.

As you will no doubt be aware, the new Constitution was agreed at the Special General Court, convened by the President on Tuesday 17th November 2015. (more…)

The Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales Draft Constitution

Dear Sir and Brother,
In accordance with the provisions of By-Law No. 5 of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales (Eastern Division), I hereby give you notice that the President has caused a Special Court of Governors to be held on Tuesday 17th November 2015 at the Masonic Hall, Bridgend, Coychurch Road, BRIDGEND, CF31 2AP at 11.30am.
The business is to adopt the new constitution.
Yours sincerely and fraternally,
Peter Hamley, PPrJGW
Secretary

Download a pdf of The Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales Draft Constitution