Gear change for Elijah
A local lodge has helped put a smile on the face of Dorset schoolboy Elijah Sappleton by donating funds to buy him a new mountain bike. Elijah, 13, lives in Dorchester and attends Westfield Arts College, a school for youngsters with special learning needs.
Supplied by Autobitz of Dorchester, the state-of-the-art bike was provided by Mid Dorset Mencap using money donated by Brit Valley Lodge, No. 8315, and will give Elijah new freedom. Lodge member Tim Malins, chairman of Mid Dorset Mencap, said: ‘You just have to see the smile on his face to know that it will make a big difference to him and to his mum.’