More than 200 ‘deserving’ children are being given a free adventure holiday for a week this month, thanks to Dorset Freemasons and the support of Freemasons across the country .
The project, conceived in Dorset, is one way Freemasonry works for the benefit of the wider community, and an opportunity to celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry in England. The free holiday has been organised by Dorset Masons, funded by a large number of Masonic Lodges and members.
Sports, adventure, land and water-based activities, supervised by professional staff at a holiday centre near Weymouth, will use the outdoor facilities. The centre also has a selection of indoor facilities, including climbing walls, a large sports hall and an activity zone.
Watersports are available on the nearby Isle of Portland, at the multi-million-pound facility where the 2012 Olympic sailing events were held.
The project will be visited by the Assistant Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England and Freemasons from England and Wales .