Freemasons Help Autistic Children´s Summer School in Jávea
On Thursday the 7th July 2023, Freemasons of Arenal Deportiva Lodge No 65 which is based in Jávea, were delighted to help with the funding of the annual summer school for Autistic children from the local area.
Worshipful Brother Peter Johnson, who is the current Master of the lodge, with lodge members and their partners, along with representatives from Todos Juntos Jávea, Jean Halse and Marion Kenworthy, were delighted to meet Rubén, the Director of Asociación Autismo of Jávea, to present a cheque for €1000 which will help fund the summer school this year.
Rubén was delighted to receive the donation and explained that the summer school could now afford another teacher who is very much needed as the summer school accommodates over 40 children on a daily basis from many different nationalities over the summer months.
These children, who are from the Jávea area and are aged between 3 to 18 years, benefit from one on one and group therapy at the school, as well as having lots of fun and playtime, splashing around in the temporary pools and playing on the garden swings and equipment in the summer sunshine.
The funds were raised by Arenal Deportiva lodge on an initiative from Mrs Muriel Shilan, the wife of Michael Shilan, Past Provincial Grand Master, who suggested we hold a 1920´s themed dinner dance to support this very worthy cause.