Support for Ukrainian Refugees

You will all be familiar with the unfolding humanitarian tragedy in Ukraine. Many Bedfordshire brethren have been discussing this situation and asking what they can do to help.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation and UGLE have just issued a Joint Statement outlining precisely that.

They have already made a one-off Emergency grant to the British Red Cross of £50,000 to assist with their efforts. Additionally, they have set up a Just Giving page to enable Freemasons, their friends and family to donate funds to further support this effort.

The page can be found here:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Relief-Chest-Scheme-UKRAINE2022

Those who wish to avoid making a contribution to Just Giving’s Platform Fee can simply do this by clicking on “Give Now” and then “Other” from the drop-down list above the “Continue” button.

Lodges can also donate directly to the appeal Relief Chest

  • Relief Chest No:      UKRAINE2022
  • Relief Chest Name:  Ukraine Crisis Appeal

You should also be aware that there are several active or suspected scams doing the rounds at the moment. Please be very cautious before donating to unverified appeals.