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Sussex Mark Benevolent Fund

The Sussex Mark Benevolent Fund is a registered charity (no. 1090369) and came into existence in 2001. Its overriding aim is to disburse aid to Sussex Mark Master Masons and their families swiftly and without the bureaucratic formalities of other Masonic charities, as well as supporting worthy causes, usually within the Province of Sussex.

The Chairman is V W Bro Michael Newth assisted by six other Trustees namely W Bro Michael Steer (Vice Chairman), R W Bro Nigel Potter, V W Bro Roger Richardson, V W Bro Martin Mitten, W Bro Michael Dent, W Bro Paul Hollebone. The Provincial Grand Master is an Ex-officio Trustee.

A request for assistance from a Sussex Mark Master Mason should be submitted via their Lodge Almoner or directly to the Provincial Grand Almoner, W Bro Michael Marchant,

A request for the support of a worthy cause should be submitted to the Provincial Grand Charity Steward W Bro Ivor Bennett. Email:

Notable worthy causes within Sussex supported by the SMBF and Sussex Mark Master Masons are highlighted in the links below:

The Sussex Mark Degree supports Sammy Community Transport at Bognor Regis
Sussex Mark Benevolent Fund Supports Canine Partners
Mark & Craft help Christian Fortunato to walk
Mark Benevolent Fund supports local charity
Presentation of Cheque to Mencap, Eastbourne
Presentation of Patient Resuscitation Bed
Sussex Mark Masons step in to assist the WRVS helping in the community
Today’s Youth are the Men of Tomorrow
Sussex Mark Masons support SASBAH
Thornton Mark helps stroke victims