The practice of charitable giving - both masonic and non-masonic is a very important element of Freemasonry. What sets Freemasonry apart from other charitable fund raising organisations is that all monies raised is from a mason's own pocket. Freemasonry does not raise money by public appeal.
Anton Lodge is very proud of its charitable achievements in support of Masonic charities and in recognition of its efforts has been awarded:
Royal Masonic Hospital
Royal Masonic Institution for Girls
Royal Masonic Institution for Boys
Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
1985 & 94
New Masonic Samariton Fund
In addition to raising money in support of Masonic Charities, Freemasons have a long tradition of supporting local charities. Anton Lodge is no exception and in 2017 supported local charities, by donating in excess of £3,200.
These charities included:
Naomi HouseVeterans in ActionAndover NeighbourcareAndover VIPsAndover Young CarersHampshire and Isle of Wight Air AmbulanceAndover MENCAP Senior Gateway ClubJamie G Sports Foundation