The friends of M.V. Freedom
The friends of M.V. Freedom
Enabling the disabled to experience the freedom of the sea
To book please call 07974 266867

' SWIM FOR   FREEDOM '

M.V. Freedom will be back on the water in time to support the hundreds of swimmers taking part in the Mayor's 'Xmas Day Charity Swim'.  We invite volunteers to join us in swimming the Weymouth Harbour and raising money for our very special boat.  Please download a sponsor form from the fund raising page and email jill@mvfreedom.co.uk  to register and join our team of swimmers.

You can even donate at our Virgin money given page set up for this event http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/mvfreedom

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2016 Season

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Please follow our Facebook and our Fundraising page for updates of events.

This years sailing season will be coming to an end on the 31st October when M.V. Freedom will be lifted out of the water.  She will be serviced and repaired by our volunteers who will be supported by local trades.   Our volunteer Skippers and crews have had a fantastic season sailing, fishing and picnicing with over 1000 passengers.

TO SAIL

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment..

 

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What others say about the MV Freedom.

"I always enjoy the trips, the crew are very good and helpful, it is lovely to be to have the sea breeze in your hair, we have had some wonderful trips, I would fully recommend it to anyone".

"I felt very safe, you are fully fastened in and provided with a life jacket. We went to Lulworth which was beautiful, they certainly know the best places to take you".

Quotes from some of our passengers from the Acorns day centre.

Events Calender for 2016

This will be updated as full details are made available and more things are planned – we invite everyone to get involved – Call *Jill 07810 224773

April 23rd Queen’s 90th Birthday – Royal Dorset Yacht Club parade of vessels, Weymouth Harbour
April 27th MV Freedoms  AGM  19.30 at the Pilgrim House, Hope Square (everyone welcome)
May 13th Pat and Tony’s Music Night at Pilgrim House, Hope Square 7.30 for 8pm
tickets £8  from Pat Green 01305 821611  (A wonderful musical night full of fun, book your tickets now).
Postponed due to very sad news
May 27th Fundrasing outside Asda (Weymouth)
June 5th The Best of Dorset Show  (Friends of MV Freedom – holding a stall)
June 8th Sponsored Swannery Walk and picnic.
June 21st Attending Carers meeting at the Royal Hotel, The Esplanade 10 - 2pm
June 26th Sutton Pointz Victorian Fayre  11 – 5pm  (Friends of MV Freedom – holding a stall)
July 14th Special Schools Beach Festival Weymouth Bay
December 17th Stall at ASDA for fundraising.
December Christmas day Weymouth Harbour Charity Swim.

What is MV Freedom?

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We are a charity called, ‘The Friends of MV Freedom’ that has been registered since 1984. We provide an opportunity for people with disabilities, the elderly and young people to experience a trip to sea.

MV Freedom is the second vessel to be operated by the charity and has been adapted to safely carry a maximum of 12 passengers including six wheelchair spaces. The boat is moored in Weymouth Harbour and is accessed by ramp opposite the council buildings. She is Skippered and Crewed by trained volunteers.

Our sole intention is to provide a very special adventure for our treasured passengers.  We sail on the stunning Jurassic Coastal waters of Dorset and provide sightseeing, fishing and picnic opportunities. Our trip destinations vary between Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Portland Harbour depending on sea conditions. In 2014 we sailed with over 1,000 happy passengers and our aim is for you to help us smash that this year.

Our regular passengers include people from residential homes, day centres and special needs schools throughout Dorset and the surrounding counties. We are also happy to carry less able holiday makers and day trippers from our community.

Our voluntary Crew and Skippers aim to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our passengers with tales of monster Mackerel and Moby Dick sightings a regular feature.

MV Freedom was recognised for her work with the disabled, by being trusted with the privilege of carrying the Olympic Flame for the 2012 Paralympic sailing events held in Portland Harbour. An extremely proud moment for all of our volunteers and passengers.

The charity is completely reliant on fund raising to survive. Every penny donated is spent on the running, maintenance and promotion of MV Freedom. We are currently raising funds for a new boat.