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Individuals can make an important contribution
at local, national and global level by giving both
their time and money. Thanks to their efforts,
Freemasonry is one of the largest charitable
givers in the country, contributing more than
£48m to deserving causes in 2018 alone.
Freemasons don’t only donate money –
over 5 million hours of volunteer work was
undertaken by Freemasons in 2018.
“West Kent Freemasons were delighted
to support the vital work of the Air
Ambulance Trust. We are always
keen to work with partners to make
a difference in the wider community.”
In 1894, facing financial crisis, Manchester City
Football Club was offered a helping hand by the
Freemasons. In acknowledgement of the organisation’s
act of charity, the club adopted Masonic colours,
giving them the light blue shirts that are so
recognisable to football fans today.