Fundraising (follow us on Facebook)

The ‘Friends of M.V. Freedom’ are delighted to inform, all of our passengers & supporters that we have finally been able to contract for our new boat. Delivery is expected in December, 2020 but we are still fundraising towards the future costs of running, maintaining and equipping our new boat to a high standard in the interests of growing demand from our passengers

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 2019

Feb Fri 22nd M&S Bucket Shake. We are (charity of the year) for M&S)

March Fri 15th Fun Quiz Night at Weymouth Golf Club – £5.00pp teams of 6 or individuals welcome 19:00 for 19:30 Start. £1,072.61 Raised on the night.
22nd – 24th March Lions Club district Convention (further info. to follow)
March Fri 29th M&S Bucket Shake

April Fri 12th AGM Pilgrim House 7pm all welcome
April Fri 26th M&S Bucket Shake

May 25th / 26th Fayre In The Square – Money raised £344.45
May Fri 31st M&S Bucket Shake

June Wed 5th Swanney Walk
June 15th Primrose Lodge, Annual Summer Fete
June Sat 22nd Sheila’s Town Bucket collection (details to follow)

July Wed 17th SAVE THE DATE Casterbridge Male Voice Choir & Portland Singers Concert – Weymouth Bay – Methodist Church – Melcombe Ave, Weymouth 19:30 start tickets £5 Further details to follow
July Sat 20th
Sheila’s Town Bucket collection (details to follow)

Aug 2nd, 3rd & 4th  Wyke Smuggler Beerfest (with local bands – performers)
Aug Sat 3rd Asda bucket collection Kaz Busking supported by ‘Friends of Freedom’
Aug Sat 24th Sheila’s Town Bucket collection (details to follow)

Dec Sat 7th Sheila’s Town Bucket collection & Carol singing (details to follow)
Christmas Day – Weymouth Harbour Swim (Volunteers to swim please)

Jan Sat 18th 2020 Weymouth Golf Club for a quizz night at 7pm

For previous years – click here


Gallery of our fundraising

Annual Swannery Walk

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

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.  We invite the passengers of MV Freedom to participate in the annual sponsored walk at Abbotsbury Swannery planned for June.

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, 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