2020 Festival Target £2 Million
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey 2020 Festival is in aid of Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, RMBI. The RMBI, was one of four central masonic charities, namely The Grand Charity, Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, Masonic Samaritan Fund and the RMBI, which have now been amalgamated into a single united charity, Masonic Charitable Foundation.
By working together as a team, we can meet our 2020 challenge by promoting the benefits of RMBI and encouraging our members to support the Festival’s two objectives. First to raise money for the Festival Fund and secondly, to raise the profile of the RMBI in Northumberland so that Freemasons and their families may enjoy the assistance it offers in the future.
What does the RBMI do?
The RMBI cares for older Freemasons and their families as well as some people in the community. Caring has been their way of life since 1842 and they provide a home for over 1,000 people across England and Wales – while supporting many more.
What makes the RMBI different from other care providers in the public and private sector?
The high standards of accommodation and care are closely monitored. Residents also enjoy an affinity with each other from their masonic association. Residents who choose an RMBI Home have the security of knowing that they have a home for life regardless of any change in their financial circumstances, as long as the RMBI can cater for their particular care needs.
Why should I support the Festival?
Unlike the majority of non-masonic charities that receive donations from the wider public, the RMBI is solely dependent upon donations from Freemasons, particularly through Festival appeals. The money raised from Festivals enables the RMBI to provide residents with a home for life.