Charity

The Lodge is pleased to donated sums to a wide range of charities

During 2016 we raised nearly £4,000 for Macmillan Nurses and Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. In 2017 we will be supporting Guy’s Gift – A local charity offering support for bereaved children, young people and their families in Warwickshire.

Details of some of the charities

we support are listed below

More Support For Warwickshire & Nothamptonshire Air Ambulance

Our Immediate Past Master,  Worshipful Brother Peter Manning, presented at cheque for £3,458 to Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. The money was raised by the Lodge during his year in 2016.

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was established in 2003 and exists to provide a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) to the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the Milton Keynes area.

Their service does not simply transport patients to the nearest hospital; their service routinely carries senior Doctors and Consultants to the scene of incidents in just minutes, providing lifesaving treatment and medication at the scene and en-route to hospital. In essence, They take the hospital to the patient, providing the best possible chance of a full recovery.

£10K donation will provide 400 hours of hospice nursing

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Coventry Telegraph, Tuesday October 4, 2016

W. Bro. Barry Johnson would have been very proud to know that £10,000 had been donated to Zoё’s Place Baby Hospice in his memory. Over the years, Barry not only completed marathons and cycle events to raise money for the hospice but was instrumental in seeing that The Lodge of Unity 567 nominated Zoё’s Place as one of it's main charities.

 He would also have been delighted to see that the featured article from the Coventry Telegraph was next to an article on Long-lost swear words - Barry was never one to miss a bit of mischief! 

  

The Lodge Unites to Support Zoё’s Place

W Bro Barry Johnson presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Zoё’s Place

W Bro Barry Johnson presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Zoё’s Place.

In January 2016 The Lodge of Unity donated a further £1,000 to Zoё’s Place as part of our continuing support for the charity.

About Zoё’s Place

Zoё’s Place Trust is a registered Charity providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.  This care will be provided in a caring, safe, home from home environment known as Zoё’s Place Baby Hospices.

To deliver this service free of charge to families and with modest Government funding the charity relies heavily on the public to raise the £1.1m needed each year. You can read more on the Zoё’s Place website here.

Warwick Special Baby Care Unit

 

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Warwick Special Baby Care Unit
provides special medical and nursing care for premature and sick babies.

Helen Ley Care Centre

 

Helen Ley Day Care CentreHelen Ley Care Centre based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire offers respite and long-term care for people living with Multiple Sclerosis or similar neurological conditions. Helen Ley provides the opportunity for families and carers to re-charge their batteries, safe in the knowledge that their loved ones experience high quality nursing care with the opportunity to access a range of activities and events.

 

Warwickshire & Nothamptonshire Air Ambulance

 

Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was established in 2003 and exists to provide a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) to the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the Milton Keynes area.

Their service does not simply transport patients to the nearest hospital; their service routinely carries senior Doctors and Consultants to the scene of incidents in just minutes, providing lifesaving treatment and medication at the scene and en-route to hospital. In essence, They take the hospital to the patient, providing the best possible chance of a full recovery.

Warwickshire Masonic Charities

PGL-Warwickshire-smallThe Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire administers many charitable funds, the principal ones of which are:-

The Warwickshire Masonic Benevolent Fund. The objects of the WMBF are to provide relief to needy Freemasons of the Province, their widows or partners, their children and any spinster sisters.

The Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association Limited. WMBF Ltd was formed to manage the various legacies bequeathed to the Province and more recently to deal with the reclamation of Gift Aid as a result of charitable donations. It also distributes substantial sums on an annual basis to non-Masonic charities which operate within the Province. These charities must apply for assistance and provide audited accounts.

The 2012 Festival for The Masonic Samaritan Fund provides medical assistance to needy Freemasons and their dependents.

National Masonic Charites

 

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The Masonic Charitable Foundation is a major new charity, due to launch in April 2016

The Foundation will take over the work of the four central Masonic Charities, providing a wide range of grants to Freemasons and their families who have a financial, health and care or family need.

The Foundation will also award grants to other charities, medical research studies and disaster relief appeals.

Funded entirely through the generous donations of the Masonic community, the Foundation will have an annual charitable expenditure which places it amongst the largest charities in the country.

The Foundation will be financially strong, well-resourced and able to respond more effectively to the changing needs of Masonic families and other charitable organisations.


Until 2016 there were four national Masonic Charities that operated throughout England and Wales and in some cases in the Masonic Districts overseas that are under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England.

The Freemasons' Grand Charity The Freemasons' Grand Charity is a grant-making charity, which is funded by Freemasons and their families. Last year it gave grants totalling over £5 million to support people in need and fund the work of charities helping the wider community.

The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys helps to relieve poverty and advance the education of children of a Masonic family and, when funds permit, support other children in need.

The Masonic Samaritan Fund (also known as the 2012 Festival)  is a grant making charity that supports Freemasons and their dependants who have an identified medical need and, faced with a long wait for treatment, are unable to afford their own private care.

The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution is a major provider of high quality services for older people and over 1,000 Freemasons and their dependants live in their seventeen Homes located throughout England and Wales, many of which are registered for both residential and nursing care.

Cancer Research UK

 

Cancer ResearchCancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years.

Every day in the UK there are more than 400 people diagnosed with cancer that will survive the disease for more than 10 years thanks to research.

They fund research into more than 200 types of cancer, including the one that’s most important to you. From the most common – such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers – to rare types of tumour and children’s cancers, they support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.

The Lodge Supports Guy's Gift

Guys GiftThis year the Lodge of Unity 567 will be supporting Guy's Gift.

Guy’s Gift is a Leamington Spa based registered charity providing support for bereaved children, young people and their families in Warwickshire following the death of a parent, sibling or other significant person in their life. They guide and support bereaved children and young people, and help them manage their grief.

 

Our Worshipful Master, Sebastian Samperi, presents a cheque  for £500 to Ian Gardner of Guy's Gift to enable the charity to take some children to Mfest 300.

The Lodge Continues To Support Myton Hospices

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W. Bro. Derek Lodge presents a cheque for £2,224 to Myton Hospices.

In February 2016 The Lodge of Unity donated a further £2,224 to Myton Hospices as part of our continuing support for the charity.

Every year The Myton Hospices provide their special kind of care to around 1000 local people and their families who are living with or affected by a terminal illness at their three hospices in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby. 

Breast Cancer Research and Zoё's Place

During 2014 The Lodge of Unity raised money to support a number of charities including £1,000 for Zoe's Place baby hospice and £2,550 to Breast Cancer Campaign 

The Children's Air Ambulance

 

W Bro Watson presents a cheque for £3,000 to Stuart Wilkins for the Warwickshire & Northants Air Ambulance

W Bro Watson presents a cheque for £3,000 to Stuart Wilkins for the Warwickshire & Northants Air Ambulance

The Children's Air Ambulance is one of a kind. It's the first and only dedicated helicopter emergency transfer service for seriously ill children and babies, flying them from one hospital to a more specialist unit, alongside their team of clinicians; a journey usually made by land.

Their helicopter transferred its first clinical team in December 2012, and performed its first patient transfer on 11th May 2013.

Unbelievably, it's estimated that approximately 5,800 children need transferring between hospitals every single year. Currently the majority of these transfers are performed by land, meaning sometimes long and arduous journeys for seriously ill youngsters.

The Children's Air Ambulance is able to drastically cut the time it takes to carry out these types of transfers, which means sick children and babies can get lifesaving care as soon as possible - giving them the very best chances of survival and recovery.

Receiving no Government funding, they rely entirely on public donations and support in the local community to raise the £134,000 they need to run their vital service.

The service has been working closely with retrieval teams across the country, to ensure that the specialised equipment is suitable to transfer the seriously ill patients safely between hospitals, and that the service meets their requirements, as well as the Civil Aviation Authority. This equipment includes a stretcher that has been specifically adapted to carry a baby pod (similar to a baby incubator) in both the helicopter and a land ambulance, as well as medical gases and monitoring equipment.

Unlike other Air Ambulance services, The Children's Air Ambulance will only perform paediatric transfers from hospital to hospital, across the whole of the country. It differs to other Air Ambulances who treat children that are the victims of accidents such as road traffic collisions, sporting injuries or other emergency situations, they do not carry the equipment needed to perform a specialist hospital to hospital transfer. Having a dedicated nationwide transfer service also ensures that all the fantastic lifesaving Air Ambulances across the country, including our own (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance) can continue to serve and protect their own regions.

Our Donation to Myton Hospice Hits The News

 

Leamington Courier Article 12th February 2010

W.Bro Peter Round presents a cheque for £1,500 to Myton Hospice - Leamington Courier Article 12th February 2010

Myton Hospice aims to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable. It helps people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, ho

wever long that may be. The highest value is put on respect, choice and empowerment.

Each one of us is a unique individual. Myton Hospice  provides Specialist Palliative Care of the highest quality for adult patients with advanced progressive life limiting

illness, taking into account their medical, physical, cultural, psychological, spiritual and social needs in a non judgmental way with love, respect and humour in a safe homely environment.

They will try to alleviate fears and anxieties through sharing information, with time to reflect and discuss any concerns, thus bringing peace and fulfilment to life, enabling each patient to achieve their potential.

All care will be delivered in a respectful and courteous manner to preserve dignity, individuality and privacy and in doing so will be sensitive to the patient’s ever changing needs. Patients and their carers may need to access different areas of our service at differing times in their illness.

Warwickshire Young Carers Project

Warwickshire YWarwickshire Young Carersoung Carers' Project  helps improve the lives of Young Carers across Warwickshire. They support Young Carers in their caring role to relax and take a break and to realise their own dreams.

Action for Kids

Action for Kids
Action For Kids
(AFK) is a national charity working with children and young people with physical and learning disabilities and their parents and carers. They help to transform young lives by removing the barriers to independence.

Cancer Backup

 

Cancer Back UpWe are Macmillan was supported in 2005 following the death of W. Bro. Stuart Handley whose family had been greatly helped during his illness by this charity.

Cancer Back up is now part of  Macmillan Cancer Support and improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.