Only weeks before the pandemic began in 2020, Lincolnshire’s 3,000-plus Freemasons embarked on our #Lincs2025 Festival, an ambitious fundraising project aspiring to raise £2.25m in five years for our charity the MCF to distribute where it will be most effective in our communities.
We’ve been robbed of a year of fundraising opportunities, but remain committed to our aspiration. All of that money will come from Lincolnshire Freemasons ourselves, members of one of the world’s oldest social and charitable organisations. 75 Lincolnshire Lodges meet in 21 Masonic Halls throughout the historic county, with the oldest having met continuously in Lincoln since 1793.
Our organisation improves the quality of life for members and non-members alike; through life-enhancing friendships for members, and charitable giving to non-masonic organisations working in the community. Freemasons’ charities nationally gave £3.6m in response to the pandemic in 2020 alone, supporting hundreds of initiatives at the heart of communities. We’re committed supporters of the Hospice movement, and the Imp Trail’s support for St Barnabas Hospice was a significant part of our decision to become an Imp Trail sponsor. One day, the organisations we support may help you or someone you know…