Through this page of our website the Provincial Grand Master notifies the general public about some
of our more notable charitable efforts aimed at the community in general.
This year is the third year in which the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Michael Anthony Shilan has again called upon the Lodges and Brethren of this Province to actively support the Summer Camp for less fortunate children ‘Centro de Ocio y Naturaleza Valle de Guadalest’ which this year is being held between the 1st to the 10th of July.
Three years ago we funded twenty-one children, last year we funded thirty to attend and this year we set a new record by funding forty-two children to attend. Twenty-two of these children come from the El Preventorio children’s home in Gandia, eleven from the Red Cross in Javea and others from deserving families and institutions around the Region.
The basic curriculum encourages brotherhood and companionship and teaches the children to get along with each other, to help and care for each other and for the older children to help and mentor the younger ones. Educational subjects include country walking, swimming, cycling, canoeing, archery, rock-climbing, quad-biking, astronomy, music, drama and improvisation among many other stimulating activities.
The three Masons who were warmly welcomed this year were the Provincial Grand Master of Valencia, R.W.Bro. Michael Shilan, the Provincial Charity Steward W.Bro. Trevor Bagnall and, for the first time, a representative from the Grand Lodge of Spain, R.W.Bro. Barrie Mansell who is an Assistant Grand Master of Spain. They were all incredibly impressed by the work undertaken by the Summer Camp which is run by Snr. Juan Carlos Ortuño who built the entire facility himself.
Details about all of our charitable efforts can be found under the ‘Provincial News’ section of the homepage. You can read more about this years children’s camp by clicking this link You can also read about last years event via this link.