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Lord Enniskillen Memorial
Orange Orphan Society
The first two orphans to benefit from the Lord Enniskillen Memorial Orange Orphan Society - Robert John Clarke (aged 5) and Thomas Clarke (aged 3)


THE Institution in 1888 decided that as a principle, we should give financial assistance to the orphans of our deceased brethren and sisters, and so the Lord Enniskillen Memorial Orange Orphan Society was founded. The Society is named after a former Grand Master of Ireland, the Earl of Enniskillen.

Today, the Society continues to stress the right of the child to develop his or her full potential within their family and community and the importance of a Christian environment within the Protestant faith. As an Institution we need to acknowledge that in decisions affecting the child his or her needs must come first.

The Right of the Child includes:
• The right to an adequate standard of living;
• The right to education;
• The right of day to day care.

The following are eligible to receive assistance from the Society:
• Children of deceased members of the Loyal Orange Institution of Ireland, or the Association of Loyal Orangewomen of Ireland.
• Children, either of whose parents is a member of the Loyal Orange Institution of Ireland or the Association of Loyal Orangewomen of Ireland, and whose spouse is deceased.
• Children under the care of their Grandparents either of whom are members of the Loyal Orange Institution of Ireland, or the Association of Loyal Orangewomen of Ireland.
• Children, either of whose parents is a member of the Loyal Orange Institution of Ireland or the Association of Loyal Orangewomen in Ireland and whose father or mother has been medically certified to be totally and permanently incapacitated from supporting his or her family.

Benefits paid include:
• Quarterly Grant, plus a Christmas and Clothing Bonus, payable until the child completes its education.
• Emergency Grants for immediate needs.
• Support for children who may need special medical attention. convalescent care, or equipment.

Their Rights to be Met
Ensuring the rights of a child means meeting their needs and giving them and their families the proper resources for their care. To meet these needs the Society must continue to make its grants realistic. The Society cares about children and young people and is reaching out in faith and love to meet its commitments. Such a Christian response remains vital if the Society is to respond to the needs of children, young people and families.

Our Response:
The Society has given assistance to thousands since its formation in 1888. The need is as strong today as it ever was, please help to meet that need by;

• Thinking:
about the needs of children and young people and how you can practically help these families.
• Praying:
for the children, young people and their families that receive help.
• Giving:
please help us by giving a donation to this important work.