The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF, the Freemasons’ Charity) and the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) have been monitoring the growing refugee crisis of over 500,000 Ukrainian people who have been forced from their country or been internally displaced from their homes.

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We are seeking to identify the most critical needs and we are pleased to be able to support and work with the British Red Cross in helping the growing number of refugees.

Many Freemasons have contacted the MCF and UGLE to ask how they can offer further support in addition to this grant. We have therefore established a dedicated Ukraine Crisis fundraising appeal using the Relief Chest Scheme to allow Freemasons, their families and friends to donate.

We encourage Freemasons and others wishing to support Ukraine to donate via the Relief Chest online appeal page at

In addition to this national appeal, Freemasons from Lodges across England, Wales and overseas have been sharing their own stories about volunteering, fundraising and donating at the local level.

We are inspired by their efforts and proud to be able to join them in responding to this growing humanitarian crisis.

Les Hutchinson
Chief Executive
Masonic Charitable Foundation

Dr David Staples
Grand Secretary and Chief Executive
United Grand Lodge of England

Make a donation

To make a donation scan the QR code below with your mobile phone camera or visit our appeal page.

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There have been reports of other fundraising requests being circulated within Freemasonry. We cannot verify the authenticity of these appeals and would strongly encourage any Freemasons wishing to donate online to do so via the official MCF Relief Chest fundraising page.