The Freemasons of the Isle of Man, known for their charitable activities, have made generous contributions to Peel and Western Anti-Cancer, as well as to Peel RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). David Moughtin, a member of the Viking Lodge of Freemasons, presented cheques amounting to £135 each to Peel and Western Anti-Cancer, an organization that is dedicated to the fight against cancer​.

In addition to the anti-cancer charity, similar cheques were presented to Stuart Blackley, chairman of Peel RNLI, and Emma Le Cornu, Peel RNLI fundraising chair. RNLI is a charity that works tirelessly to save lives at sea, and this donation will help support their life-saving efforts.

Notably, these donations were match funded by the Isle of Man Masonic Charity through The James Hilary Curphey Fund. This means that the contributions were doubled, amplifying the overall impact on the charities. These match-funded cheques were in addition to the previous cheques that David Moughtin had presented on behalf of the Viking Lodge itself​.

Isle of Man Masonic Lodges regularly conducts charity collections during their meetings, as well as through raffle proceeds from festive boards, which are dining events organized by the lodges. The funds raised from these activities serve as welfare funds that are then used to make donations to both masonic and non-masonic charities. The Isle of Man Masonic Charity is known for its support of a wide range of charitable causes, including those outside the Masonic community​.

As the Freemasons of the Isle of Man continue their tradition of giving back to the community, their generosity is sure to have a lasting impact on the lives of many individuals, both on land and at sea.

by Isle of Man Today reporter , Isle of Man Today, 16th April 2023