Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

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For Province P0060 - Province of Dorset.


Jan. 2018

Dorset Freemasons support local disability charity

Members of the oldest Masonic Lodge in Dorset have given £2000 to help fund local charity Diverse Abilities. The donation was the result of money raised by members of The Lodge of Amity in Poole at social events during Martin Barker's year as Master of the Lodge in 2017.

Martin was delighted to nominate Diverse Abilities as his chosen Charity for the year. Diverse Abilities have been supporting children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities, and their families, since 1955. Diverse Abilities supports 700 children and adults living with profound physical and learning disabilities in the local community. It costs £18,000 per day to run the charity.

Mark Powell, Chief Executive of Diverse Abilities said 'We had a lovely surprise today when Martin came into the office with a £2,000 donation from the Lodge of Amity.' Richard Merritt, Leader of Dorset's 2500 Freemasons said' As Masons, we believe in playing a key role in our communities and give time and money to charitable ventures regularly; it's wonderful that The Lodge of Amity have been able to help this excellent local Charity'

Diverse Abilities work to enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve their full potential by providing a lifetime of sustainable support and educational services.


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