Members of London Haven Lodge No. 7300 in Dorset have supported the Dorset Search and Rescue's work through a £1,000 donation
Dorset Search and Rescue (DorSAR) is a team of highly trained volunteers who work with the police, coastguard and other emergency services. Their work consists of searching and retrieving of missing persons, swift water and flood water rescue, searching and recovering of significant objects and support at major incidents. The donation was presented to the charity during the Lodge's Christmas meeting.
The event was attended by wives, partners and Lodge widows, as well as undergraduates who joined through the UGLE Universities Scheme.
For the past three or more decades, the Christmas meetings at London Haven Lodge has welcomed members of the Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Productions (better known as Bournemouth GaSP). Through Carol singing at Lodges and elsewhere, the society has raised more than £90,000 for the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospita a Specialist Palliative Care Unit for patients in South East Dorset and South West Hampshire.
The donation from the Lodge contributed to more than £2,000 having been raised during 2019 by Bournemouth GaSP.