The target for the Leicestershire & Rutland 2022 Charity Festival is £1.8 million. The Festival was formally launched by the Provincial Grand Master at Provincial Grand Lodge on 25th November 2016. This is currently the main charitable fund raising scheme for Masons in Leicestershire. For more detailed information on how to pledge to the Festival, read on.
Help Granite Lodge Reach our Target
In the Province of Leicestershire & Rutland, we have a target to raise £1.8m by 2022. This is so we can continue to support those in need both inside and outside of our Masonic family. By helping your lodge raise money, we can continue to support people within the Province such as Craig. When Craig’s wife died 10 years ago, he was faced with life as a single parent to their two children, Ella and Oliver.
With just one income, money was tight and Craig struggled to provide for the family. Eventually, one of his Brethren put him in touch with the Masonic Charitable Foundation. “My little lad in particular struggled with school after my wife passed. I worried about how I would support him through such a difficult time. Once I got in touch with the MCF, the process was really easy. The thing that made a big difference was that I didn’t have to chase them for anything. I was running on adrenalin and the MCF made it that little bit easier for us as a family right from the start. Its been 10 years and I still miss my wife every day. But the support we received from the MCF has been invaluable – you really couldn’t put a price on it”