Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

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For Province P0060 - Province of Dorset.


Sep. 2017

Shaftesbury Masonic Lodge - Helping Local Youngsters

The members of The Lodge of Friendship and Sincerity have been supporting Hipp!!Bones, a specialist youth club for youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities in Dorset and neighbouring counties.

The club encourages young people to explore new activities and gain life skills, through a variety of arts & crafts, cookery, and sporting pursuits. Air hockey, pool, the Nintendo Wii and Xbox, are also available in the Coffee Bar. All activities are appropriately differentiated to meet each young person's needs, routines are in place giving a sense of security, and staff use simple language reinforced with visual clues and sign language to support communication.

The club has communication aids; switches and switch activated resources to enable young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) to participate independently in activities and have greater control over their immediate environment

The picture shows Paul Kavanagh, the Master of the Lodge presenting a cheque for £152 raised at a Lodge organised quiz evening to the club.


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