Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

REVISED GIFT AID & RELIEF CHEST SYSTEM

You will recall the announcement by the Provincial Grand Master at the May meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge, that there was to be a new system for Gift Aid envelopes, for Lodge donations to the WMBF and WMCA.  The instructions for this system are contained HERE and have been circulated to all Lodge Almoners and Charity Stewards by email.  

The nominated centre contacts for distributing the new Freemasons Grand Charity envelopes and forms will be taking them to each centre, and will remove all of the former WMBF & WMCA envelopes.   Royal Arch and Mark envelopes should not be removed – other orders are working to different timescales.   If Lodge members are personally holding any of the former style envelopes, please destroy them.  When additional envelopes are needed, they can either be obtained through me or by a phone call to the FGC.    Please use the new envelopes and system for WMBF and WMCA charity collections immediately they are received.

Within the procedures are digital examples of the FGC forms – these have also been sent to Lodge Almoners and Charity Stewards.  The overprinted paper forms and the digital versions are the same, and either can be used, as described. 

All Lodge members should be aware of the changes that are taking place, and it must be emphasised that Lodge donations to WMBF and WMCA are still in the hands of and controlled by the Province, even though Freemasons Grand Charity envelopes are being used to obtain the Gift Aid.

Any enquiries regarding this procedure should be addressed to John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward at the Charity Office – 0121 454 0554 or using email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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