Friends of M.V. Freedom, welcome any new ideas and help with fundraising.
Please contact Jill 07810 224773
Every penny raised is spent on the maintenance, running costs and promotion of our boat.
January – Awarded a Grant for £3,000.00 from WPBC for update to Galley.
January – Awarded £600.00 from the Desert Rose Foundation
January – ‘Singing for Dorset’ raised £342.04 at their fantastic concert.
February – Hangers Heroes Challenge Presentation £900.00
Fri 18th May – Quiz Night at Weymouth Golf Club £4.00 per head email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and BOOKING. Raised £512
26th & 27th May – Fayre in the Square (Hope Square). Raised £699.85
Wed 6th June – Abbotsbury Swannery Walk. Raised so far £726.40
Fri 8th June – Singing for Dorset. Raised £250.00
Fri 13th July – ASDA Bucket collection – Cancelled
27th, 28th & 29th July – Wyke Smugglers Beer Festival. Supporting us!
July Dean & Reddyhoff raised funds of £1,028
Wed 8th August – Morrisons Bucket collection – Raised £419.72
29th August – Weymouth Pavilion’s Summer Panto collections raised £1920.44 Our thanks to Sheila Collins
Sat 22nd September – Hangers Heroes Sponsored Walk & Runners challenge in Dorset, call 01305-784995 for sponsor forms. All proceeds for local charity’s full or half Marathon teams and individuals welcome.
Thurs 25th November – Morrisons Bucket collection
Fri 14th December – ASDA Bucket collection
SORRY RACE NIGHT in March CANCELLED BY ROTARY DUE TO ILL HEALTH
Tuesday 25th April Our AGM to be held at Pilgrim House at 7pm (Hope Square)
Friday 5th May Quiz Night at The Wyke Smugglers – 8pm start. £5 per person. Book by texting Jill 07810 224773 or email jill@mvfreedom . We raised £492.46
Saturday 20th May Barn Dance 6pm at West Fleet Holiday Farm – Tickets includes chilli or Veg option. Adult £10 Child £6 ( Hangers Heros) For Tickets please call 01305 784995
Saturday 27th -Sunday 28th May We have a stall at ‘Fayre in the Square’ (Hope Square). We raised £583.38
Wednesday June 7th Abbotsbury Swannery Walk. We raised £275.00 (So far)
July Head Shaving fundraiser at the Dolphin Pub, Park Street – Great fun event we raised £700
Friday 21st – 22nd – 23rd July Smugglers Wyke Festival. We raised £2421.79
Saturday 28th July Morrisons bucket collection. We raised £456.57
Sat 23rd September (Hangers Heroes Run) Volunteer Marshals Needed
October (Hangers Heroes) Pumpkin competition Wyke Horticultural Society
Saturday 7th October ASDA Bucket Collection. We raised £379.06
Friday 17th November QUIZ NIGHT at Pilgrim House 7pm for 7.30 start. We raised £409 (after expenses)
Wednesday 7th December Singing for Dorset, Xmas concert at All Saints School. Raised £814.96 (further concerts in the New Year, please follow on Facebook)
Tuesday 12th December – Awarded £1,200.00 from the Gannett Foundation to cover cost of new Life Jackets for M.V. Freedom
Thursday 14th December ASDA Bucket Collection. Raised £399.92.
Thursday 21st December Morrisons bucket collection – Raised £385.00
Christmas Day Weymouth Harbour Swim – Raised £2,705.00
Thank You to all the Homes, Day Centers and Passengers that take part in our annual Swannery Walk Fundraiser. You are all STARS – we look forward to sailing with you, on Freedom Very Soon.
We have a wonderful time at Abbotsbury Swannery who’s generosity and support is very much appreciated Their kind staff and the experience of seeing – and feeding the Swans with their babies – in such beautiful surroundings is fantastic THANK YOU x
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. We invite the passengers of MV Freedom to participate in the annual sponsored walk at Abbotsbury Swannery planned for June.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council – Lion 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 – Singing for Dorset – Ladies in Waiting – Echo’s Gannett Foundation – Desert Rose Foundation.
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.