Silverdale Lodge No 6926 has recently raised £1126 in order to support Bleasdale School, which like Silverdale Masonic Hall is situated in the charming village of Silverdale.
The school caters for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) from the age of two to 19 years of age. There are 34 pupils in total, five of which are residential.
The school has been raising money to send six of their pupils and carers on a residential outdoor activity course at Bendrigg Lodge, Old Hutton, Kendal, which will be the opportunity of a lifetime, giving a chance for all, wheelchair users included, to access abseiling, archery, water sports and climbing wall activities.
Members of Silverdale Lodge unanimously agreed to help fund the residential course and were very pleased to present the cheque for £1126 to the headteacher Mrs Kairen Dexter, at a presentation inside the lodge room of Silverdale Masonic Hall.
In response to the generous donation, Kieran replied that outdoor activities and inclusion within the community form a large part of the curriculum. Its amazing seeing pupils who are wheelchair users accessing activities such as the climbing wall and pupils with little or no self confidence abseiling a vertical wall without hesitation. She thanked the members of Silverdale for their generosity in donating the money, which aided the pupils in attending the residential course at Bendrigg Lodge.
Article by Paul Thompson