The Cleeves and Whitehead Trust

The Cleeves and Whitehead Trust

The Cleeves and Whitehead Trust, named after two former West Yorkshire Provincial Grand Masters, is the charitable arm of the West Yorkshire Province of Mark Master Masons. The objectives of the charity are:

•The relief of past and present Mark Master Masons of West Yorkshire, and their relatives and dependents who are in need, hardship or distress.

•To support such charities, charitable institutional and charitable purposes as the Trustees see fit.

The Charity was reformed in 2005 following the merger of the Trust and the West Yorkshire Mark Benevolent fund, a “Merger Scheme”, approved the Charity Commission under powers given in the Charities Act 1993, and specifically provides relief to brethren within our own Province. The Fund prides itself on the speed with which relief is given – in many cases within 24 hours – and it is held in high regard brethren of the Order for the excellent work it does. It relies on the generosity of Mark Masons in West Yorkshire for its funding.

The Province of West Yorkshire is particularly proud of the services of a Provincial Almoner and Welfare Officers whose expertise and dedication are invaluable in the care of Mark dependants. Working in close harmony with members of the Charity Committee, they maintain contact with brethren and widows on a regular basis. Almoners’ Lunches are held bi annually, April and October at Tapton Hall , Sheffield and Cedar Court, Huddersfield. for Mark Brethren, widows and dependants; an annual holiday is also provided.

The Mark Benevolent Fund