The Tweed Valley Masonic Welfare Association (TVMWA) has been established for over 20 years and is operated voluntarily by the local Freemasons that meet at the Tweed Heads Masonic Centre, over the years we have provided funds to many worthwhile charities and also given much needed assistance to various members of our local community.
The TVMWA works closely with MasoniCare (our Grand Charity) to provide funds for many worthwhile causes and we look forward to assisting our local community for many years to come.
The District 57 Masonicare Representative is Wor Bro Graham Barrett
MasoniCare is the charitable "Arm" of the United Grand Lodge of NSW & ACT.
MasoniCare; Assisting Our Local Community
Among other things MasoniCare assists our local charity fundraisers by contributing to, or in some cases Matching dollar for dollar the amount our local activities raise to help various registered charities. In recent times Masonicare has assisted us with a $10,000 grant towards a "Hospital Fundraiser" that the brethren of District 57 have organised by way of a Boat Raffle involving the local community.
Since its inception in 2001, masonicare has contributed more than 3.1 million dollars to various community projects in NSW and ACT.
Through the Regional Grants program a total of 131 community projects have received funding from masonicare.
Through the Young Achiever program over 40 outstanding young people have received awards from masonicare.
Through the Interaction Grants program, masonicare and freemasons of NSW & ACT have raised more than $500,000 for community projects in under 4 years.
From a local standpoint our plan is, with MasoniCare's assistance, to raise a total of $30,000 and donate these funds equally between the Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah hospitals by way of the Hospital Auxiliarie's We plan to target Women's Care (Tweed) and Palliative Care (Murwillumbah).
MasoniCare is a wonderful initiative and we work very hard to support it because MasoniCare works hard to support US !