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. United Grand Lodge donated in February 2023 the sum of £60,000 to the British Red Cross towards the Turkish/Syrian earthquake appeal.

What does the Masonic Charity Foundation do locally?

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 fundraising 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.


  • North Eastern Ladies Day
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Headlight
  • The Teesside Charity
  • The Festival29
  • My Sisters Place


  • Tees Valley Ladies
  • Wellington Boxing Club
  • The Legacy Learning
  • Trinity Methodist
  • The Dalesmen Singers
  • Doorways Middlesbrough
  • Headlight Project

2022 £3980

  • JCUH Renal Unit
  • Trinity Methodist
  • Linthorpe School
  • Middlesbrough Scouts
  • MFC Foundation
  • My Sisters Place


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