Blackmore Vale Lodge No. 3625 in Dorset have donated £115 to Yewstock School, which will go towards helping its students to attend residential trips to Leeson House Field Studies Centre
The Master of Blackmore Vale Lodge, Lawrence Jones, together with lodge member Trevor Legg, presented the cheque for £115 to Clive Padgett, Head Teacher of Yewstock School in Sturminster Newton.
Yewstock School is a day community school for children with profound and multiple (PMLD) , Severe (SLD), Moderate (MLD) or complex learning difficulties. Some children have additional sensory or physical impairments, speech and language disorders or medical needs, others are statemented as being within the autistic spectrum. The school provides for 131 children and students between the ages of 2 and 19 years.
This donation is part of a continuing partnership between the school and Dorset Freemasonry, as they are regular participants in the MTSFC (Masonic Fishing Charity) events held in Dorset each year.
The money was raised at the Blackmore Vale Lodge Junior Warden's Festival, a yearly event where members of the lodge move up a couple of places from their normal positions in Office and demonstrate a ceremony.
Dorset’s Blackmore Vale Lodge, No. 3625, donated £500 to Sturminster Newton High School to pay for airport transfers when its choir and band recently went on tour in New York
The students performed in the Empire State Building and on the deck of an aircraft carrier, as well as visiting many landmarks in the city.