Cambridgeshire Freemasons £100K support for local Charities


Twenty six local charities have received a total of £100,000 in donations from Cambridgeshire Freemasons, thanks to the generosity of The City and University of Cambridge Masonic Charitable Trust and the Province of Cambridgeshire Charity for Care and Relief, alongside contributions from the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

Recipients of charitable donations
Recipients of charitable donations picture outside the Masonic Centre in Cambridge

The donations were made at Cambridge’s Masonic Hall during an event to celebrate community engagement which also included a guided tour of the building.

Hayley Norfolk, CEO of Homestart Cambridgeshire, who help families in Cambridgeshire with young children by providing a volunteer to visit them in their own homes regularly for friendship and support, expressed gratitude, stating, “This kind donation will enable us to support families in Cambridgeshire at home when they need us most. We are delighted that Cambridgeshire Freemasons thought of Homestart Cambridgeshire when making their donations.”

Littleport Scouts also benefited from the donations. Phil Watson, Group Scout Leader, shared that the funds will allow them to purchase much-needed new tents and camping gear. “The donation will provide us with tents that won’t leak, enhancing our camping experiences,” he said.

David Blair, Deputy Leader of Cambridgeshire Masons, emphasised the organisation’s commitment to charity, integrity, and community engagement, saying:

Service and Friendship are two of the core values of Freemasonry, so we are proud to support local charities who make such a meaningful impact in our community.

About City and University of Cambridge Masonic Charitable Trust

The Trust is committed to promoting charitable giving and community engagement in Cambridge and its surroundings, supporting the well-being of individuals and families across the region.