The whole ethos of modern Freemasonry is the support for international, national and local charities and helping those less fortunate in our own local communities.
Although our ceremonies still form the intrinsic core of our fraternity, giving service to the community at large has become the main focus of our activities.
Buckinghamshire Freemasonry has a long history of giving both financial aid and human resources.
Over the last decade there have been many highlights but the continuing financial support for 'The Pace Centre' in Aylesbury by the BMCF, Lodges and individuals and the adoption of the principle of giving a little respite to both young and adult carers throughout the county are perhaps the jewels in our crown.
Our community projects cover a wide spectrum of events from Christmas parties for young and adult carers, to day trips and special events for disabled and under privileged children including events held throughout the year by the 'Masonic Trout & Salmon Fishing Charity' to clay pigeon shooting and golf days run by the Beaconsfield ' Freemasonry in the Community' centre committee. The expertise of masons throughout the province is wide and varied so there is seldom a project or event that we are unable to organise, run or support.
Some of our recent projects include day trips to Drayton Manor Park for autistic children in the Aylesbury area, Adventure days out for young carers in the Wycombe / Beaconsfield area, refurbishment of local community group halls in south bucks, OAP and carers dinners and Christmas functions throughout the county, community shows, public garden restoration projects, care home repairs and decorating, assisting with community fundraising eg. sponsored walks, rides, Armistice Day lunches for veterans in Winslow and Buckingham areas.
The 'Freemasonry in the community' team are keen to learn of your Lodges involvement in the community by contacting;
Robert Wharton APGM