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aims dawlish 2021St. Michaels Masonic Lodge recently donated £250 to “AIMS” (Activities, Interests, Music, Support) a group who meet every Saturday at Oaklands School Dawlish to support families who have children with different needs. Here the children can have fun and play in a safe environment enjoying activities which include swimming, cooking and playing musical instruments, and when the weather allows they can also go outside to play on the swings & trampoline. This is also a place where parents can meet, chat and share experiences while their children play under the watchful eyes of the very experienced play leaders and volunteer staff.

Dr Jill Diprose was the inspiration for AIMS over 25 years ago and has been running it ever since with children and their families coming from as far away as Buckfast and Exeter. When donating the £250 the Dawlish Freemasons said they were

“Delighted to be able to help local good causes and hoped that in this small way the money would allow the fabulous work done at AIMS to continue into the future ensuring a safe and happy environment for the children to play and learn life skills.”

Jill thanked the Freemasons saying

“AIMS relies entirely on donations from local sources and fundraising, so this very generous gift is greatly welcomed and much appreciated. Every penny of it will be used for the benefit of our children and families. Thank you so much.”

This recent £250 is in addition to previous donations totalling £1500, making a total of £1750 over the last three years.

Bro Alec Collyer MBE
Provincial Press Officer