STEWARD 1952 / R.M.B.I / 3x9cm
1952 RMBI Steward Charity Jewel. Metal Gilt
Slight cleaning required, but very good example
The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) is one of the four Masonic Charities in England and Wales.
The RMBI operates 17 care homes providing residential care, nursing care and dementia care. It also provides sheltered accommodation, a care advice team, holidays and home improvement loans.
The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution’s roots started when United Grand Lodge of England inaugurated the Royal Masonic Benevolent Annuity Fund for men in 1842 and the Female Annuity Fund in 1849.
The following year, 1850, the first Home was opened in East Croydon named the "Asylum for Worthy, Aged and Decayed Freemasons", and the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) was established.
The Home remained in Croydon for over 100 years until 1955, when, due to the need for bigger premises, the Home was transferred to Harewood Court in Hove, East Sussex."