A fundamental part of Freemasonry is Charity and Andresey Lodge is proud of its efforts in raising funds to help, Masonic, non Masonic, national and local charities and good causes.
Every 12 years or so the Provincial Grand Lodge of Staffordshire agrees to host "A Festival" where each lodge is requested to raise funds so that a collective donation can be made for charitable purposes.
In 1990 "The Festival" raised £2,057,368.00. Andresey Lodge contributed £ 29,650.00 the second highest total of any lodge within Staffordshire.
In 2002 "The Festival" raised £2,529,479.00 Andresey Lodge contributed £41,405.00 again the second highest total within Staffordshire.
Our 2013 'Festival' totalled £1,675,000 with Andresey Lodge
In addition to monies raised for "The Festival" the lodge also makes donations directly to local appeals and charities. St Giles Hospice being a regular recipient of our fund raising efforts. In addition donations have been given to, The National Memorial Arboretum, The Queens Hospital, a defibrillator for The Octagon Shopping Centre, The Stroke Club, YMCA, Derby Kids Camp, Dyslexia Institute, the Tsunami Appeal. the Donna Louise Trust, Bessie Brown Home, St Modwens Church, Hillfield Home, Horace Pritchard House, The Heart association, Abbots Bromley Carers Centre, Aspergers Group, The Queens Hospital Echo Appeal, The Queens
Hospital Scanner Appeal, Burton War Memorial Fund, A Plus Self Help Group, A Plus Carers Group, Cares Centre, Macmillan Nurses Cancer
Hospital Teddy Bear Scheme
(TLC) - The Province buys from donations received from all lodges Teddy Bears. These Teddy Bears are given to A & E Departments at Staffordshire hospitals, so that hospital staff can give to any child entering hospital in a distressed state, the comfort of the gift of a new Teddy Bear.