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Friends of M.V. Freedom, welcome any new ideas and help with fundraising.

Please contact Meridy / Sheila on 07974 266867 / 07971 962405.

Fundraising events for 2021

CANCELLED Sunday 4th July Fancy Dress Sponsored Walk – Starting from 10am at The Esplanade. (Updated on 01/12/2020)

COMPLETED Saturday 31th July Paddle Board racing – Registration 1530 hours at Weymouth Beach. Fun race starts 1800 – Experienced Paddlers 1900 (Updated on 18/05/2021)

COMPLETED Saturday 21st August Sponsored Swim – Registration 1630 hours at Newton’s Cove. (Updated on 01/12/2020)

COMPLETED Tuesday 31st August 2021 –  Esplanade Stall with bucket collection.

For previous years – click here

 

FAREWELL TO OUR OLD M V FREEDOM – back to her original life as a fishing boat in Cornwall. (October 2020)

Gallery of our fundraising

How do we raise money?

The, ‘Friends of MV Freedom’ fundraise throughout the year. We apply for national and regional grants and ask for donations from local businesses and organisations. Many loyal companies have collection pots, which help raise awareness of the Boat as well as funds – we are always amazed and grateful for the generosity of Weymouth and Portland folk.

We are widely supported by our local community who generously participate in sponsored events such as the Christmas Harbour swim, the Newton Cove Annual swim and the very exciting new Paddle Board event on Weymouth beach..  

Below is a list of many of our supporters

Weymouth Town Council –  Lions Club –  Rotary – Odd-fellows – Masons –  Sea Cadets – Pilgrim House  – Round Table – Santander – Came Down Golf Course – Dean and Reddyhoff – Abbotsbury Swannery – For Motion –  – Active Mobility – Highclere House – Sand World – Sea Gull – Marlborough and Daniels fish and chips – Asda – Weymouth Mobility –  Weymouth Deli – Bennetts fish and chip shop – CO-OP – Morrisons – Marks & Spencer – Dorset for Singing – Ladies in Waiting – Echo’s Gannett Foundation – Desert Rose Foundation – Clare Milne Trust – Portland Port, St John’s Place, Garfield Weston Foundation, Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Foundation, Joan Turner Foundation, Weymouth Pavilion, Association of Wrens, Trinity House, the Dolphin Hotel, and Hostelries and Taverns, all around the Harbour and throughout Weymouth and Portland and last but not least, the very loyal and generous folk of Weymouth and Portland.

Would you like to get involved with our fundraising activities such as event planning, sponsorship opportunities etc…?

Please call Meridy / Sheila on 07974 266867 / 07971 962405