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Tercentenary Projects – Jurassic Coast Adventure, 21st – 25th August 2017.
Dear Brethren
As part of the UGLE Tercentenary Celebration, Hampshire and Isle of Wight has accepted an invitation from the Province of Dorset to participate in their Jurassic Coast Adventure holiday scheme from the 21st to 25th August 2017. We have agreed to sponsor 8 youngsters from our Province, aged from 12 to 14 years old. This adventure holiday is aimed at deprived children and/or those who would benefit from a week’s holiday away from their stressful everyday activity. Such children may well be carers themselves, a sibling of an ailing child, or ill themselves. There will be no costs to Lodges.
The event is being run by PGL, an experienced adventure holiday company, fully certificated to run such activities. The week long schedule, based in Weymouth, will include such items as rafting and other outdoor activities. More details can be found on their website WWW.PGL.CO.UK.
In the first instance we are canvassing all our Lodges within the Province to identify potential attendees. In the event that we do not get the necessary numbers then we will open discussion with external agencies such as Naomi House.
Whilst the event is still a way into the future, it is essential that we start the process of identifying potential children to attend the event, so if you know of anyone who may well benefit from such an adventure then please, in the first instance, talk with your Lodge or Area Almoner, through whom we will then develop all the necessary communications and contacts.
Finally, along with the 8 children, we have been allocated an additional place for someone to act as a leader and overseer for the children, though PGL will have the primary and legal responsibility. Ideally we would like to engage this individual in the planning process with us, so if there are any volunteers willing to undertake the role, please contact the Provincial Grand Almoner on the email address below.
W. Bro. Neil Morse, PGStB Provincial Grand Almoner
Provincial Office: 85 Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, SO53 2GG Tel: 023 80263335 E-mail:
10th October 2016

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