At the heart of Freemasonry lies charity. In 2018 alone Freemasons contributed more than £48m to deserving causes, making the organisation one of the largest charitable givers in the country.
In Sussex so far this year the Sussex Masonic Charitable Foundation has actively supported groups, causes and individuals ranging from dementia care, community transport and veterans organisations through to cancer care, youth clubs, cadet organisations, special needs arts support, the Brighton Fringe and children’s medical needs.
Mike Harris, Chairman of the Sussex Masonic Charitable Foundation said:
“For over 320 years Freemasons have been at the heart of communities in Sussex, supporting, caring and assisting those in need. The Best of Sussex Awards provides us with a great platform to work with other Sussex organisations and JPI Media to highlight and recognise the amazing work that so may people across Sussex do to help others in need.
There are over 4000 thousand Freemasons across Sussex, meeting in 160 Masonic Lodges in 27 locations across the county. I’m sure that Sussex Freemasons will be active in stepping forward to nominate those people in their communities who are so deserving of winning a Best of Sussex Award”.