Freemasonry as a whole gives large sums to
charity, and these monies are contributed by masons
directly, from their own pockets, rather than collected
from members of the public. You can read here more about
the work of the Grand
Charity. In Hampshire, our most recent big push was
to help the Royal Masonic Tust for Boys and Girls by
raising over £7m.
In addition, lodges support many local
charities. For example, our lodge has been keen recently
to help the Hampshire Air Ambulance Service.