Donations

For Lodges: Charity Donations

Please note our bank account number is 06 XXXX XXXX360 00
Please ensure you enter the Lodge name, number and a reference (ie. Charity Donation)
DO NOT include Charity Donations with Capitation Fees or deposit into the 04 account

The Freemasons Charity accepts donations from Freemasons and the General Public alike.

We accept:



Recurring Donations: Weekly, monthly, yearly. These can be set up from your bank account.

Cheques and Electronic Transfer: Contact us for our bank account details.

Bequests


Making a Bequest to The Freemasons Charity:

Making a bequest is very easy as all you have to do is include an appropriate clause in your Will. A Will ensures your wishes are met in relation to the distribution of your assets it also helps to avoid confusion over your intentions and gives you peace of mind.

A bequest has a number of advantages as:

It is not payable until death so it does not affect your assets or cash flow during your lifetime.
It is private as your will is not filed or made public until your death.
It is revocable as you can change the provisions in your will or trust at any time until death.

Your solicitor can assist you in making a bequest which can be any of the following:

A specified sum of money.
A percentage of your estate.
The residue of your estate.
Specified property or assets.

A simple form of bequest that can be used by anyone wishing to bequeath money for the benefit of the Charitable Funds of Grand Lodge is:

"I give the sum of $......to the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of New Zealand for the benefit of The Freemasons Charity, and I direct the receipt of the Grand Secretary for the time being of the said Grand Lodge shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustees."

There are many worthwhile causes in New Zealand that could do with our help. With more funds in the capital base of The Freemasons Charity there will be more interest gained and therefore more available to provide grants and subsidies for those in need and Lodge and District projects.



Acacia Society

A major contributor annually to The Freemasons Charity is bequests from Freemasons and the Acacia Society is part of this.

Acacia Society Bequest Brochure Acacia Society Contact Information

Legacy of Estate


More information will be posted shortly.


Solicitors


We are accepting offers from Solicitors who are Freemasons and specialize in Bequests, Legacy of Estate, and Wills to allow us to post your contact details below as a service to those seeking this need:

Palmerston North Peter Thompson, Barristers & Solicitors (06) 356-5212