A group of ten charities had reason to celebrate this week when they attended a special event where they were presented with grants from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity totalling £550,000. The grants were given in commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the installation of His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, KG, as Grand Master of United Grand Lodge of England and Grand President of the central Masonic Charities (The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and The Masonic Samaritan Fund).
In front of an audience of hundreds of Masons and their guests, The Duke personally presented the cheques to representatives of the charities. All of the organisations supported are charities for which His Royal Highness has a particular concern and meet The Freemasons’ Grand Charity’s objective of supporting people in need.
Summary of Commemorative Grants
* Save Canterbury Cathedral £100,000
* Combat Stress £50,000
* The Colonel’s Fund Grenadier Guards £50,000
* King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes £50,000
* Leukaemia Research £50,000
* Royal Air Force Charitable Trust £50,000
* Restore – Burn and Wound Research £50,000
* Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal £50,000
* The Colonel’s Fund Scots Guards £50,000
* The Stroke Association £50,000