30 September 2015
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has supported the British Red Cross for more than 30 years – and now their donations have reached a fantastic £2 million. This money has helped thousands of people in crisis in the UK and overseas.
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is a long-standing partner of the Red Cross.
They have been donating since 1984, when they gave a grant towards our work tackling famine in Ethiopia.
Since then they have helped us tackle a huge range of emergencies including the Nepal earthquake, UK flooding, the Asian tsunami and earthquakes in New Zealand, Haiti and Chile.
After a grant earlier this year to help the people of Vanuatu – whose homes and livelihoods were devastated by Hurricane Pam – the charity’s donations surpassed £2 million.
Support at Shoreham air crash
As well as donating after huge disasters, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity supports our work in the UK.
They fund our emergency response vehicles to help people cope after house fires.
Recently their donation of £48,000 helped us to buy a patient transport ambulance in Sussex. The vehicle was vital at the Shoreham air crash where Red Cross staff and volunteers helped casualties at the scene.
Mike Adamson, chief executive at the Red Cross, said: “The partnership between The Freemasons’ Grand Charity and the British Red Cross highlights the impact two organisations with a shared focus and a drive for change can have on the lives of people in need.
“We are lucky to have such dedicated support, and I look forward to continuing our partnership.”
The Red Cross relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to fund our work.
Long-term relationships with organisations like The Freemasons’ Grand Charity ensure we can continue helping people around the world.