‘Just a quick Thank You’ card to the Fund
One of the many applicants supported
this year by the NMSF
NMSF’s bumper year
The past twelve months have seen the highest
number of grants made by the New Masonic
Samaritan Fund since it was formed in 1990.
For the first time since it was established
the Fund has supported over 600 applicants
within a year. Although the final figures
were not available at the time of writing, it is
expected that demand will have increased
during the last year by at least 25%. This
increase is welcomed by the Fund, but more
importantly by all those who, as a result of
increased publicity, have benefited from the
greater awareness of the support available.
The wife of one such applicant wrote to
the NMSF after hearing that funding had
been approved for her husband to receive
“This treatment if it works is going to have
a huge impact on my little family and for
— where there was only darkness,
I now have light.
— Where there was despair,
I now have hope.
— Where there was fear of what tomorrow
would bring, I have the strength and
courage to see what the future may hold.
— Where there was uncertainty there is
now reassurance anything is possible.
“I feel and always have felt proud to be the
wife of a Freemason – what a wonderful
organisation to be part of.”
Just one more example of the potential
impact of the support that is available from
As the Fund prepares to co-locate with
the other Craft Charities into refurbished
accommodation within Freemasons’ Hall, it
remains equally important to continue to
publicise the support available so that more
Freemasons and their dependants can access
the support they need.
If you, or someone you know, has a
diagnosed medical need and, faced with a
long wait for treatment on the NHS, are
unable to afford the cost of private medical
treatment, please tell them about the Fund
and tell the Fund about them.
Supporting those in medical need
26 Great Queen Street
London wc2b 5bl
T: 020 7404 1550
Fax: 020 7404 1544
Web site: www.nmsf.org