On 12th December 2018 as MCF Provincial Representatives W.Bro Barry White and myself travelled to Great Queen Street to attend the MCF AGM and Members Meeting.
The MCF strategy defines its Mission Statement: - “To be a force for good by providing support, care and service to Freemasons and their families in need, and supporting other charities to help the most disadvantaged in society”.
The strategy has three strategic goals: -
- To enhance support and services. The Charity will extend the range of its support and services in response to the changing needs of its beneficiaries, and support charities to help those in need across England, Wales and internationally.
- To improve ways of working. The Charity will measure the impact of its grant-making, services and support and evolve what it does accordingly. It will strengthen its relationship with UGLE and the Masonic community, and ensure it is in a position to support those in need for generations to come.
- To raise profile. The Charity will become known throughout Freemasonry and reach out to wider society to be recognised as a leading charitable foundation in the UK.
We were congratulated as one of the 28 Provinces actively engaged in “Festival”. It is through the Festival system that the MCF gain most of its income and every penny raised from Devonshire is used to fund the work of the MCF.
The photograph shows Barry and myself with Richard Hone QC President of MCF.
Andy Vodden MBE PAGDC
MCF Provincial Representative