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‘There is FUN in FUNDRAISING when SUPPORTING the ELMC.’
A Fundraising Committee has been established to promote, encourage and support future giving and donations by the Lodges, Chapters and Brethren to our own Provincial Charity, the ELMC. The prime aim is to help provide funds to fulfil the objectives of the East Lancashire Masonic Charity.
The ELMC. will care for and afford charitable assistance to needy Freemasons, their widows, or to any of their dependent relatives and reach out to others in our local communities, who are deserving of charitable support. Support for those less fortunate than ourselves has been a feature of our Masonic activity throughout the history of this Province and proudly continues to this day.
Communication ‘ is the key ‘ and as a Committee we believe it is now so important to increase awareness of the Charity amongst our Brethren and to remind them of their continuing commitment to contribute. In this context the District, Lodge and Chapter Charity Stewards will have a valued involvement and vital roles to play.
There are many ways and means of contributing to the ELMC, either as an individual Brother or via a Lodge / Chapter. Listed below are a number of suggestions and ideas which were developed by our Committee. We will most certainly welcome, encourage and communicate any others in the future.
1. Become a ‘ Friend of the ELMC ‘ with a minimum monthly donation of £5 / £60 per year. Gift Aided if willing. ( supporting Card and Badge provided ).
2a. Suggested Lodge giving per year
£250 Vice Patron, £500 Patron, £1,000 + Grand Patron
2b. Suggested Chapter giving per year
£100 Vice Patron, £200 Patron, £400+ Grand Patron
3. Every Lodge to organise a fundraising event for the ELMC during the year.
4. On-line Giving / Text Giving
5. Donations in Memory / Legacies
6. Support a Provincial / District fundraising event for the ELMC.
7. Casual Giving Boxes / Merchandise Sales
8. ‘ Friends‘ Periodic Prize Draw / 100 Clubs
The above are supported by New Leaflets, New Membership and Gift Aid Forms, Website / Facebook / Twitter, Pop Up Banners and a New Presentation to take round to all Districts, Lodges and Chapters.
A full list of the Fundraising Committee members is available for viewing on our Committee Page and your initial contact should be made via Julie Ward at Hewlett Court :
Tele No. 01204 88 7531 Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in anticipation of your future ideas and valued involvement.
We will be very appreciative of your full support and always remember,
‘Fundraising should be Fun’, so please help to make us smile!.
The ELMC Fundraising Committee.
Annual Meeting at Hewlett Court – Read the Report HERE
District Charity Steward’s Document – Download HERE
Donation Form – Download HERE
Text donations can be made by texting ELMC01 £5 to 70070.