Charity is at the heart of Freemasonry. The three Great Principles by which we stand are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities. Click the link below to discover more about how Hampshire and IOW masons are supporting the community:
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years.
The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have 750 community churches and social centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities.
Motivated by our Christian faith we offer practical support and services to all who need them, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Our work includes:
Homelessness, Modern slavery, Poverty, Addiction, Influencing social policy, Older people, Community - debt advice, unemployment, isolation
The Salvation Army is a Christian church and registered charity in England (214779), Wales (214779), Scotland (SC009359) and the Republic of Ireland (CHY6399)
An RMBI property in Bournemouth
Caring has been our way of life since 1842 and we provide a home for over 1,000 people across England and Wales – while supporting many more.
Whether people need residential care or nursing care, residential dementia support or limited sheltered accommodation, we care for them professionally and kindly.