Freemasonry is all about giving and, like all Lodges, we at Corinthian not only support Masonic charities as illustrated above, but we also assist other charities or bodies that require help.
In most cases this may be monetary, however, members of our Lodge spend a great deal of time undertaking voluntary work in many different walks of life, from sports clubs to local social clubs, Scouts to St Johns. Let alone sponsored walks, cycles and even tough mudders.
Prior to the fire at Grenfell Tower, the London Fire Brigade Appeal was launched for London Lodges to raise £2.5m and purchase two super high rise rescue aerial platforms. This fund exceeded its total, and as well as the ladders, purchased additional vehicles. Corinthian Lodge was able to raise £10,000 which gave us Grand Patron Status.
You can read more about these ladders on the London Fire Brigade website by clicking here.
We as a Lodge have over recent years supported many causes and some are detailed below:
We came across this charity as one of our members, George, is an ambassador. Our latest sum being £1,000 to buy much needed training equipment.
An absolute favourite with Corinthian members. We are regular contributors and with all the additional work they undertook during Covid lockdowns I am sure we will continue, as do many London Lodges. In the past two years we have donated £2,500.
We continue to support this charity which has touched the lives of many of our friends and members. We must not forget that 1 in 8 men will get this disease.
Not linked to London but a marvellous charity. Mobile Cancer Care Units help patients to fit their treatment in to their lives, not the other way round. A one-off payment from Corinthian together with Lodges in Hertfordshire where a member was also linked.
Over 44 people are diagnosed with Melanoma every day and more than 410 with other forms of skin cancer, and the incidence is rising rapidly. Prevention is better than cure, so to tackle this issue this charity runs three campaigns to target those at highest risk.
This charity came to our notice through the Daughter-in-Law of one of our members.