Poppy Scotland is a Charity with which Grand Lodge has become involved during the last few years which has led to on-going support from Grand Lodge, Provincial Grand Lodges and Daughter Lodges for the annual poppy appeal with the placement of commemorative crosses in the garden of remembrance in Princes Street, Edinburgh. Over £10,000*** donate over the past 2 years.
Asthma Relief in Scotland, awarded £500 in 2011 and £1,000 in 2013 to assist with the purchase of ten Nebuliser machines for the Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh and the expansion of a Nebuliser Provision Programme throughout Scotland.
Quarriers, awarded £750 in November 2011 and £1,000 in June 2014 to assist with the ongoing work of the Charity that helps vulnerable children and young people throughout Scotland.
Girls’ Brigade, awarded £2,500 in February 2012 to assist with cost of refurbishing two kitchens at Tayview House Lodges which is an outdoor activity centre widely used to youth groups throughout the UK and abroad.
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Foundation (PBC), awarded £1,000 in June 2012 to assist the Charity to provide services for the sufferers of PBC which is a progressive and incurable autoimmune liver disease.
Children 1st, awarded £2,000 in June 2012 to assist with the cost of recruiting and training volunteers for the Charity’s Parentline Scotland project which is available free of charge throughout Scotland to any concerned adult who is bringing up a child.
NARA The Breathing Charity, awarded £3,000 in June 2012 to assist the Charity to provide medical equipment, advice, information and 24 hour support to those who suffer from severe respiratory problems and their carers.
Action Medical Research for Children, awarded £ 500 in November 2012 to assist the Charity to support research to bring new treatments and innovations in child health. During the last sixty years the Charity’s research projects have resulted in the Polio Vaccine, Rubella Vaccine and the use of ultrasound scanning in pregnancy.
Youth Cancer Trust, awarded £2,000 in November 2012 to assist with the cost of providing support and free activity holidays for teenagers and young adults who are suffering from cancer. Each year the Charity provides holidays for 48 young cancer patients from across Scotland at a cost of £24,000.
Enterprise Education Trust, awarded £ 1,000 in February 2013 to assist the Charity to operate literacy and employability courses to help young people, many of whom come from disadvantaged communities, to prepare for and secure employment
Brittle Bone Society, awarded £2,500 in February 2013 to assist the Charity in carrying out its work with those who suffer from the rare and painful bone condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
Breast Cancer Care, awarded £2,500 in June 2013 to assist with the cost of the ongoing work of the Charity in Scotland where more than 4,000 people each year are diagnosed with this illness. The Charity operates a helpline which offers emotional support, practical advice and information to those who have been diagnosed with this illness or who have concerns relating to their wellbeing in this regard. The Charity also promotes the importance of early detection and campaigns for an improvement in standards of care.
RNIB Scotland, awarded £1,000 in November 2013 towards the cost of modernising the Technology Education Loan Library project which enables blind and partially sighted school children to access a curriculum for excellence via the short term loan of specially adapted equipment which can be tested in the classroom to assess its suitability prior to a school committing to an expensive purchase.
Sense Scotland, awarded £2,000 in February 2014 – to assist with the ongoing work of the Family Advisory Service which the organisation provides to assist the families of deafblind children.
Provision of an emergency response service throughout Scotland by deploying a helicopter to assist with incidents such as cardiac arrest, strokes, head injuries, equestrian incidents, major road incidents and industrial and agricultural incidents, where many of the casualties involved have multiple fractures making a journey to hospital by car or ambulance very lengthy and painful. The Charity works alongside the two state funded air ambulances, First Responders, land ambulances, military search & rescue helicopters and receiving hospitals. The Charity’s paramedics also provide essential medical assistance to road crews and trauma teams at the scene of accidents. The helicopter has been called to over 198 time critical emergencies since its launch in May 2012.