Better Lives at work in Essex

Brethren across Essex, especially the Trustees and Members of the Association of Friends of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Court, along with the residents and all those who work at Stisted must be very pleased that the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) chose Nikki, a Team Leader, for the lead story ‘A day in the life’ in the Better Lives Autumn/Winter 2020 issue.

Nikki’s fascinating account gives Brethren a glimpse of the hard work and dedication that goes on behind the scenes in the RMBI’s 18 care homes looking after more than 1,000 residents. The main focus of the rest of this issue of the MCF’s bi-annual magazine is on the relief available for full time unpaid carers, childcare for parents and life after caring.

Ten hard copies have been mailed to all lodge Almoners but with the suspension of meetings the online version is available at: https://mcf.org.uk/resource/better-lives-issue-8-winter-2020/  and can be passed to anyone associated with each lodge including past and present members, widowed partners and the children and grandchildren of members so that the MCF can reach those who are in need of support to get Better Lives.

Between 1 April and 31July 2020 the MCF supported 451 charities with £2,775,136 of funding and another £2,689,702 in 1,847 grants to 1,460 brethren and their families struggling as a result of Covid-19.