Charitable giving plays an important part in the life of Masonic Lodges.
Freemasonry is the largest contributor to charity in England after the National Lottery.
Our Charity work is done at Grand Lodge Level (see below), at Provincial Level, and at a local level. Each WM of the Lodge chooses which Charitible causes he would like the Brethren to support throughout his year in Office, though this is not exclusive should other needs appear.
The Charity Archives sub-menu shows some of the Charity work done by the Lodge of St Michael in the past.
A major new charity launched in April 2016
After a two-year break due to the Pandemic, charitable works began at the Lodge with a bumper payout to Parkinsons UK. A cheque for £500 was presented by WB Peter Barnes, WB Peter Wright and WB Terry Black (WM) to John Hinson and Sandra Collier of Parkinons Hull and East Ridings. Earlier in the year the Chapter of St Michael had also presented a cheque for £500.00
The Worshipful Master's Charity for 2019/20 is the Patient Centre at The Queens Oncology Hospital, Castle Hill, an area of the Hospital that provides support for all visitors and patients who are undergoing arduous treatments.
Whilst the staff are NHS Funded the infrastructure is wholly supported by donations, providing a comfortable area to meet and talk as well as private areas where one on one counciling can be undertaken.
The Worshipful Master has first hand knowledge of how useful this area is and whole heartedly wants to offer his support.
At our November meeting the Worshipful Master Shaun Rennison presented a cheque for £1000.00 payable to FCYNER to the DPGM Dr David Chambers. This masonic charity is used to increase the amounts awarded to worthwhile causes around the province. Further charitable donations were also anounced.
20th January 2020 the Worshipful Master, represented by WB Terry Lynn, presented a cheque for £500.00 to representatives of Goole GoFar.
At the start of Worshipful Master Shaun Rennison's year we introduced a Treasure Chest Prize as part of the raffle. At our January Lodge the the chest was opened and the lucky recipient won £270.00. Not bad for £5.00 worth of tickets. All raffle proceeds go to the charity pot.
On Saturday 15th February at the lodge Ladies Night, Worshipful Master Shaun Rennison Presented a cheque for £500,00 to his Charity The Patient Centre at Queens Oncology Centre, Castle Hill. Brethren and guests joined in a three course dinner and then danced into thenight to the sounds of Simply Sax. A great evening was had by all who attended.
At the regular meeting on 27th February The Worshipful Master Shaun Rennison reported to the lodge that the Ladies Night was in Profit to the sum of £475.00 His lady Carol donated £25.00 to round the sum to £500.00 which Shaun presented to the Charity Steward W B Alex MacCallister.
At our regular Lodge Meeting on Thursday 27th February the Brethren were treated to a presentation on the work carried out by Hull Street Angels, Carol Fenny and Gaynor Bonner joined our Festive Board and told us of the good works they carry out. after which The Worshipful Master Presented a Cheque for £500.00 to the Hull Street Angels to assist them in the purchase of a safe refuge bus.
On Monday March 2nd Brother Peter Stokes presented a cheque for £250.00 to Hull Veterans Support Center. This is a charity that provides short and longer term accomodation to veterans who have fallen on hard times.