The Yorkshire West Riding Masonic Charitable Foundation or MCF festival appeal was announced on May 2nd 2023 at the Annual General Meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge and will run over a period of 5 years until 2028.
To raise money for the MCF, provinces in England and Wales organise fundraising appeals known as Festivals. A Festival appeal usually lasts for five years. Festival appeals are a vital source of funding and generate the majority of donations made to the MCF. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and generosity of Freemasons who support their Festivals.
What is the MCF?
The Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country, helping to build better lives by encouraging opportunity, promoting independence and improving wellbeing.
In addition to the support provided to individuals and their families in the Masonic community, the Masonic Charitable Foundation awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help the vulnerable, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people. They also help to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contribute to worldwide appeals for disaster relief. In total, their support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and across the world.
Find out more https://mcf.org.uk/