East Kent Freemasons
Stanley Wykeham Lodge No. 6599
in the Province of East Kent
Masonic Charities
The Freemasons' Grand Charity (Registered Charity No. 281942)
website  www.grandcharity.org

The Grand Charity came in to being on 1st January 1982.  Succeeding the board of benevolence, who in turn had descended from various committees formed by Grand Lodge.  The earliest having been in the 18th Century.

Priorities:- The relief of Masonic petitioners. Providing help for Freemasons and their families who are experiencing hardship.  Assistance for the other Masonic Charities. Grants  to national non-Masonic Charities and for emergency relief work worldwide.

The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) (Registered Charity No. 285836)
website www.rmtgb.org

Providing support that relieves poverty and addresses the educational needs of Freemasons' children and (when funds permit) assisting any children, as their fathers would have done, had they been able to do so.

The Masonic Samaritans Fund (MSF) (Registered Charity No. 1130424)
website  www.msfund.org.uk

Providing residential nursing and dementia care for older freemasons and their dependants, as well as practical support for those who wish to remain in their homes.

The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) (Registered Charity No. 207360)
website www.rmbi.org.uk

Founded in 1842 as the "Asylum for worthy Aged and Decayed Freemasons", seeks to offer high quality care, support and asistance to older  Freemasons and their dependants. It is comitted to ensuring that the individuals' right to dignity, respect, choice and control over their own ives is upheld and maintained.

The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons' Fund of Benevolence (Registered Charity No. 207610)
website www.markbenevolence.org.uk

This fund was founded in 1868 for the purpose of rendering assistance to Mark Master Masons in distress and to their widows and children.

The Masonic Fishing Club (MTSFC) (Registered Charity No. 1141630)
website  www.mtsfc.org.uk

Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) (Registered Charity No. 1087765)
website  www.tlcappeal.org