Freemasonry is one of the largest charitable givers in the country, second only to the National Lottery. Typically contributing £51.1m to deserving causes in 2020 alone. See for more information.

Charity has always been a core principle of Freemasonry and we’re proud of our 300-year history of helping those in need.  Our members make an important contribution, especially at a local level every year, by giving both their time and money to make a real difference to organisations and communities. 

Acklam Lodge members engage in many activities including raffles, community fundraising and volunteering, as well as a varied programme of fund-raising events where spouses, partners, friends and families are always welcome. We’ve made substantial donations across the area to local and national charities. See below.


  • Brain Tumour Charity
  • Anthony Nolan
  • JCUH Macmillan Nurses
  • Middlesbrough Scouts
  • Youth diabetes


  • Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Society
  • Ayresome Primary School
  • Brain Tumour Charity
  • Community Champions
  • My Sisters Place


  • Stroke Charity
  • Music for the Blind
  • Cleveland Alzheimers
  • Supporting local young lady


  • Urology Practitioner Fund
  • Star Fund Endeavour
  • Zoes Place
  • My Sisters Place
  • Middlesbrough Scouts
  • Butterwick Hospice
  • Masonic Samaritan Foundation
  • Rwanda Hospital