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Dorset 2025 Festival

Dorset 2025 Festival

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LAUNCH: OCTOBER 2019

FESTIVAL EVENT: 2025

In support of the grants and services provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Dorset 2025 Festival Appeal will launch soon.

The Foundation took over the work of the four central Masonic Charities in April 2016 and now provides a wide range of grants and services to freemasons and their families who have a financial, health and care or family need. The MCF also supports other charities.

For more information, please visit:

Dorset’s Provincial website >>

Dorset’s Festival 25 website >>

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