Freemasons £250,000 grant will allow children to access important support networks in lockdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes Buttle UK based in Westminster, Greater London, work through a network of referral organisations such as local charities, social services and health centres, who ensure that help is given to those who need it most. Coronavirus has seen the charity busier than ever, but the unique referral network has allowed it to continue to support families despite the lockdown.

Minnesota Freemasons donate $35 million to the University of Minnesota to establish first-of-its-kind institute devoted to brain development

Reading Time: 3 minutes The University of Minnesota has announced a $35 million gift from Minnesota Masonic Charities, an organization that is the University’s largest single donor. This contribution will establish and name the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, an interdisciplinary initiative focused on the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders in early childhood and adolescence.

New Zealand Freemasons make changes

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the many casualties of Covid-19 and the lockdown has been charitable organisations  such as Freemasonry.With gatherings not permitted, the social aspect of such organisations was the first to be suspended, but the philanthropic work carries on. Ruapehu Masonic District Grand Master Ash Williamson says Freemasonry New Zealand responded immediately to the pandemic.