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Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies.
Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas - a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learned by heart and performed within each Lodge - which follow ancient forms, and using stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.
Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: it seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
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In addition to our own masonic charities, Freemasonry supports hundreds of other charities. In 2010 over £2.5 million was donated to national charities across England and Wales.
Currently, grants are made to support medical research, opportunities for disadvantaged young people and support for vulnerable people. For example we help to support 226 hospices with their running costs. £600,000 was given to this one charity in 2010 to make a grand total of £8.7 million since 1984. In addition, all lodges also tend to support the very much smaller and local charities.
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