Thousands of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of their country will be given food, warm clothing and a place to stay, thanks to a £50,000 grant to the British Red Cross from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF, the Freemasons’ Charity) and the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE).
In addition, Jersey Freemasons have contributed a further £10,000 to the Bailiff’s Ukraine Appeal which has been set up to gather donations in support of Jersey’s response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Graham Spence, Head of Jersey Freemasons, said:
“I’m proud and very pleased that Jersey Freemasons have collectively been able to support the Bailiff’s Ukraine Appeal as well as help the British Red Cross in their relief efforts via our governing body the United Grand Lodge of England and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. This is an initial response to a developing humanitarian tragedy, and I expect the ongoing generosity of our members will make possible further donations.”