Donating to the Bucks 2021 Festival Appeal relief chest (No.E2021) has never been easier and there are a number of ways to make a one-off donation or set up a regular pledge:
Make a single payment or set up a direct debit quickly and securely by donating online.
Online donations will be immediately attributed to your individual honorific level. For further information about honorifics, please see the Honorifics page >>
Click the donate button to be taken directly to the Bucks 2021 online donation form, where you can choose to make a one-off donation or set up a direct debit.
Make a single payment or set up a direct debit by completing and returning the donation form:
You can return any forms by post to: Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ.
Make a single payment or set up a direct debit over the telephone by calling the MCF Relief Chest team on 020 3146 3333.
The team will ask you a series of short questions and it should take no longer than five minutes to set up your regular pledge or make a one-off payment.
You can text a one-off donation of £5 to the Bucks 2021 Festival Appeal by simply texting: BUCKS2021 to 70500.
You will receive a reply by text message thanking you for your donation and asking you to click a link so we can credit the donation to your individual and Lodge honorifics.
Making a donation with Gift Aid means the MCF can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give in the form of tax relief.
To enable the MCF to claim Gift Aid, you must complete the Gift Aid declaration when donating online or when using one of the paper donation forms. Completing the declaration on a Gift Aid envelope means the MCF can also claim Gift Aid on cash donations.
Gift Aid doesn’t cost you anything or affect any aspect of your finances or tax status. The MCF manages all the administration directly with HMRC. You must be a UK taxpayer to be eligible to apply Gift Aid to your donation.
If you require any additional information or would like a supply of Gift Aid envelopes, please contact the MCF’s Relief Chest team on 020 3146 3333 or speak with your Lodge Charity Steward.
How will my donation help?
If you made a regular monthly donation for the length of the five-year Festival, the MCF would be able to:
- £10 per month for five-years could pay for a little girl or boy to attend ballet classes for one year, giving them the opportunity to fulfil their passion for dance and actively participate with their friends.
- £20 per month for five-years would restore someone’s sight by funding cataract surgery or eye injections to reduce the impact of a degenerative eye condition.
- £50 per month for five-years could pay for the household costs of an elderly Masonic widow struggling to meet her daily living costs, for five-years.
- £120 per month for five-years could fund a lifesaving pacemaker or provide six weeks of respite care for five years, to give the family carer a break.