What is C.H.O.I.C.E.S?
Community Help Offering Independent Help & Effective Support!
This initiative of West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd launched in 2015 is committed to providing Support and Financial assistance to West Riding Freemasons his family and dependants throughout the Masonic Province of Yorkshire West Riding.
If you or family member believe you have a need or require support, please call the Helpline “
Call 24hrs 7 days a week! Just leave your Name and Number.
What does it cover?
West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd is committed to provide assistance;
- whenever a Brother, his family or dependants are in financial distress;
- have an urgent need or
- other immediate and pressing necessities.
- telephone befriending service
- care & support officer visits
How does it work?
Each CHOICES grant application will be considered on its own individual merits.
Our ability to provide immediate support and assistance is extensive and wide-ranging, in order to deliver help and relief to our needy and vulnerable Brethren in their time of privation, hardship, and distress.
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The grant for a specialist reader has changed my life. I can now read letters and newspapers again.
Words cannot express my gratitude for the bathroom conversion, my life is so much easier now.
My request for emergency financial assistance was dealt with quickly, it has really helped me out.
The new wheelchair access ramp means that I am no longer housebound.
I am so grateful that my broken boiler was repaired very quickly as my house was freezing cold.
Generally, support is available to those shown below who are in need of help.
This list should be considered as a general indication. If you are unsure please approach your Lodge Almoner or call the 24hr Helpline 0349 02 02 20
Freemasons of the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.
- Wives, partners, widows and other dependants of West
A “partner” is defined as someone who is living with a Freemason “as if married” or was doing so at the time of his death. This applies equally to same-sex partnerships.
A “dependant” is someone who is physically or financially dependent on a Freemason. There are no age limits, no qualifying period of membership for the craft.
Never Assume we cannot help!
How do I get help?
The first point of contact should be the Lodge / Chapter Almoner who are supported by the Provincial Almoner and his team of Assistant Almoners.
Their approach will be to ensure complete confidentiality of every enquiry.
Help can also be sought through the Confidential Help Line. Call the number below 24hrs a day, just leave your personal details and a contact number and one of the dedicated team will contact you.
The Helpline number to call is: