Charity is in a Freemason's DNA, it is an integral part of his nature to be charitable and offer support to those in need. Indeed the essential tenets of Freemasonry make clear that a Freemason is guided by three principles, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
Wiltshire Freemasons Support Local Charities
Wiltshire Freemasons support a wide range of national and local charities.
A number of organisations are the recipients of a regular giving campaign, designed to ensure their work continues year by year without the fear that a funding stream will 'dry up' .
Usually, a Freemasons' Lodge will support a charitable organisation known to its members and where there is a special affinity; such as a group or cause which has helped a family member or friend.
Support is not based on the size or perceived importance of the charity or organisation. Every award is important, whether it's a £5,000 donation to a local hospice, a £500 donation to a medical charity or a £50 donation to the local Scout troop.
Prospect Hospice brings care, comfort and confidence to thousands of patients and their families in the communities of Swindon, Marlborough and north Wiltshire.
Propect's purpose built hospice located in the village of Wroughton is the place that people and their families and carers turn to when someone has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, and they have an unparalleled history of care for local people in the area we serve.
Last year we cared for and supported more than 5,500 patients and family members at the hospice in Wroughton, in patients' own homes and through our palliative care team based at Great Western Hospital in Swindon.
All patient care is provided without charge.
Prospect Hospice is the dedicated end-of-life care service for the 300,000 people living in the Swindon and district community, the hospice has been serving the area for more than thirty years.
Splitz is an independent charity and leading provider of domestic abuse support services in southwest England.
It has a key role in shaping strategy and policy through participation in local strategy groups, domestic abuse forums and by lobbying local, regional and national government.
Splitz Support services are developed with input from service users and others in the local community; and working with national training providers to ensure staff meet the appropriate national occupational standards
The charity was founded in 1989 as a project providing services in West Wiltshire and around the Chippenham and Devizes areas.
Splitz Support Service aims to provide support services in the community where there is a need and a demand. This is most evident in the specialist services provided to young people aged between 11 and 16 years of age affected by domestic abuse.
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life.
The teams at Macmillan know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and are here to support you whether it's help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, they promise to be there.
Macmillan will help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again.
Having cancer is tough and Macmillan believe no one should face cancer alone.
Macmillan want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people affected by cancer.
Macmillan's service is not clinical. It’s confidential, safe and best of all it's really friendly. And they do make a brilliant cup of tea.