Lodge of Three Grand Principles, in Cambridge approached the Province of Cambridgeshire Charity for Care and Relief to organise a grant for the local charity Cambridge Aid.
A cheque for £750 was presented to Joel Limmer, Chair of Cambridge Aid just before Christmas by David G Cameron (representing Care & Relief) and Bob Hammett (Charity Steward for Lodge of Three Grand Principles).
Cambridge Aid is a well-established charity that has helped local people in financial crisis since 1880 by giving short-term financial aid to vulnerable people who have been referred via sponsoring organisations such as Cambridge Citizens Advice. These grants can go towards food, clothing, tents, sleeping bags, warm clothes, and passport applications and smart clothes for job interviews.
99.5% of all money donated to Cambridge Aid goes directly to those who need it and more details can be found at www.cambridgeaid.org.
The Province of Cambridgeshire Charity for Care and Relief is constituted by Deed of Trust and is a Registered Charity. The objects of the Charity are to dispense funds for the benefit of poor and distressed throughout Cambridgeshire.
Joel Limmer, Chair of the Cambridge Aid charity said:
Christmas is a very difficult time for a lot of people and we’re incredibly thankful to Cambridgeshire Masons for pulling together to offer support for people who are really struggling at the moment, especially in light of COVID’s impact.
Bob Hammett, Charity Steward, Lodge of Three Grand Principles said:
The Lodge of Three Grand Principles is delighted to have organised this donation to local charity Cambridge Aid. Many people need that extra bit of support during the cold winter months and we are extremely glad to be doing our part – Its what Freemasonry is all about!
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About Cambridge Aid
We offer financial help to individuals and families in need, whilst the referring organisation may be dealing with the underlying causes of distress. The grants give comfort, provide basic essential needs and help to maintain dignity.
Cambridge Aid seeks donations from various local organisations, trusts, charities and individuals. The funds are administered by voluntary Trustees who meet fortnightly to consider applications for support which are submitted on behalf of individuals or families. We are recognised as offering a rapid and flexible response with minimal overhead costs. More information is available on our website: www.cambridgeaid.org
About the Province of Cambridgeshire Charity for Care and Relief:
About Cambridgeshire Freemasonry:
The Masonic Province of Cambridgeshire is relatively small, with Masonic Centres in Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, March, Chatteris, Whittlesey and Wisbech. There are around 1500 Freemasons and 30 individual lodges. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and inclusivity, with members drawn from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. We welcome enquiries from anyone who is curious about our values and our history.
More information is available on our website and enquiries should be directed to our Provincial Office in Cambridge via https://www.cambridgeshirefreemasons.org.uk/ or to our Provincial Information Officer:
About United Grand Lodge of England:
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest social and charitable organisations in the world. Its roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles. For Freemasons, there are four important values that help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. In today’s world filled with uncertainty, these principles ring as true as they have at any point in the organisation’s history.