Our Association aims to support and help others and has two main charities, the Bursary Fund and the Benevolent and Children’s Fund.
The Bursary Fund helps young people (16 to 25yrs) to financially undertake specific community based projects both at home and abroad including many assisting our handicapped during pilgrimages to Lourdes. Over recent years grants have been made to over a thousand young adults supporting Lourdes pilgrimages and specific longer term projects across the globe. Values of the awards have ranged from £75 to £2,000.
The Benevolent and Children’s Fund is there to help and support Brothers and their wives and families who have run into difficult times. The support offered is done so on a strictly confidential basis.
Both funds are maintained thanks to regular voluntary donations from our worldwide membership.
In addition each year many Circle Presidents nominate a charity for which we raise funds on an ad hoc basis. These ad-hoc charities are usually hospices or specific local or international charities which are close to the heart of the Presidents.