The three Great Principles of Freemasonry are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Relief, of course, is Charity, and Freemasons donate large sums to national and local charities.
On a national basis, we make donations via the four main Masonic Charities, outlined here.
The charitable work of The Athelstan Lodge is directed by The 1333 Trust, a charitable organisation registered with the Charity Commission.
Money is raised from donations made at Lodge meetings and raffles, etc, at social events. Many £1000s have been raised and disbursed over the years.