Our clients dwell in one of the best sheltered accommodation venues in the county

We involve our clients in planning at every opportunity

The ELMC hold various events throughout the year including the Spring Party

The ELMC make a £50,000 donation to Diabetes Care

We have one purpose – to raise funds to support the needy within Freemasonry and our local communities

Become a Friend of the ELMC and help those in need

The East Lancashire Masonic Charity (ELMC)

We are here to care for and to afford charitable assistance to needy Freemasons or their widows or to any of their dependent relatives.
The East Lancashire Masonic Charity
Hewlett Court
Newcombe Road
Holcombe Brook
Bury, BL0 9XJ

What We Do At The ELMC

The East Lancashire Masonic Charity is here to care for and to afford charitable assistance to needy Freemasons or their widows or to any of their dependent relatives, and to reach out to others in the communities in which we live who are deserving of our charitable support.

How We Help Local Charites

The relief of poverty by the provision of help and assistance to needy Freemasons, or their widows or any other of their dependent relatives, living predominantly but not exclusively in East Lancashire.

How To Leave a Legacy To The ELMC

Leaving a Legacy in your will has a huge positive impact and helps us to invest in vital services when they need them most, including financial and emotional support

Upcoming EL Festival 2026 events

The support of these events is greatly appreciated to aid in raising money for the EL Festival 2026.

Annie Valery

Annie Valery came to perform for the ladies and gents on Friday 14th June and what a delight it was! Everyone enjoyed joining in with songs and enjoyed a tipple while they watched the performance.

Resident’s Meeting

The Hewlett Court Advisory Committee and Management Team joined the ladies and gents in the main lounge for a residents meeting on Wednesday 12th June. The Management Team had an agenda of items to follow about the running of Hewlett Court, any new ideas/suggestions...

Water Feature

The ladies and gents gathered in the courtyard on Wednesday 5th June for the big reveal of the new water feature! Head Groundsman, Paul ordered the new feature in remembrance of past resident Irene Roberts, following her generous bequest to Hewlett Court, and to...

TLC for Bolton Hospice and Royal Bolton Hospital

Western Area Provincial Grand Charity Steward, WBro Vince Dover, has sent this report. On the 19th March and 17th May it was my great pleasure, along with WBro Michael Greenhalgh, Area Deputy Chairman, to deliver Teddies for Loving Care to Bolton Hospice and the...

Seedfield Panthers Under 8s Football Team Win the Bury North Junior League Cup

In 2022 the ELMC Grant Making Committee agreed a grant of £1264 to Seedfield Panthers Football Club to purchase team kit and training kit. The pictures show the Panthers proudly sporting the ELMC logo on their kit, which was bought with money from an ELMC Community...

HRH Princess Anne – visit to the East Manchester Community Boat Project May 2024

The East Lancashire Masonic Charity is no stranger to the East Manchester Community Boat project (EMCBP), having supported the Charity several times, most recently with a grant of £2500 (which was match funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation)...

Tai Chi

On Saturday mornings the ladies and gents enjoy doing Tai Chi in the main lounge. Tai Chi is a great way to improve balance, blood circulation, cognitive function, memory and sleep quality amongst many other benefits. It’s great to see how many enjoy doing it and show...

Lancashire Youth Brass Band to Visit Jersey

Press Release Lancashire Youth Brass Band are preparing for an exciting 4-day tour to Jersey from Friday 19th - Monday 22nd July. The long-anticipated tour will see more than 30 youngsters take to the stage to delight audiences, made up of Jersey residents and holiday...

ELMC Grant for Oldham Mountain Rescue

In March, Oldham Mountain Rescue received a grant from the ELMC Grant Making Committee, for the sum of £511.43. The grant was awarded to go towards purchasing three full body harnesses. The grant was applied for by the members of Langley Lodge No3989, with the help of...

Oldham Paediatrics A&E In need of some TLC

The Eastern Area Assistant Charity Steward, Russ Perks, recently submitted an application to the ELMC, for a Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) grant for Oldham Hospital Paediatrics Accident & Emergency Department, which was approved and dealt with very quickly by...