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For Province P0060 - Province of Dorset.

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Apr. 2019

Dorset Freemasons in lifesaving gift to Budmouth College

Lodges and Chapters in Dorset have come together in a Cross Order effort to support a major gift to Budmouth College. Together with the Craft and Royal Arch Provinces of Dorset, Rose Croix, Mark and Royal Ark Mariners, with local lodges and Chapters have donated more than £2000 of defibrillator equipment to a Weymouth school.

Budmouth College have received this potentially life saving donation from Dorset's Freemasons with the installation of a Defibrillator at the entrance to the school building. The defibrillator is available for use by the public and was give free of charge through the donations of local Freemasons. The Provincial Grand Master of Dorset's Freemasons, Graham Glazier said 'As Freemasons we believe in playing a key role in our communities and give time and money to charitable ventures. It's an honour to be able to supply this machine to the school.'

A defibrillator gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. It's an essential lifesaving step in the chain of survival. This defibrillator is the latest in a succession of similar donations by Dorset Freemasons who have placed public access defibrillators on all 17 Masonic buildings across Dorset. The cost of the Defibrillator was £2,398.80 with donations from a number of Lodges and Chapters in the local area as well as contributions from the Provincial Grand Master's Discretionary Fund.

The Lodges and Chapters who donated were Portland Rose Croix, All Souls No 170, Dorset District Rose Croix, Quintus Lodge No 8118, All Souls Mark Lodge No 126, Portland Royal Arch Mariners No.133, Portland Lodge No 1037 and the Province of Dorset.

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