From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, widows, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities. Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual local Lodges make gifts and give aid to our community and the Province of Sussex also gives large sums of money to causes in our county. Nationally, efforts are channelled through the Masonic Charitable Foundation which supports individuals, national and international causes and is the second largest UK contributor to non-masonic charities.
The Holywell Club divides charitable donations on a strictly 50-50 basis to provide for both masonic charities and locally based charities. Funds for charities are raised from our social events, sale of Holywell Pins and from actively supporting masonic and non-masonic fund raising events organised by others.