At the end of May a treasured wooden bench was stolen from the resident’s garden of Five Gables Care Home in West Moors. The bench was donated to the home in memory of a beloved resident who had passed away. Residents loved to sit on the bench and enjoy the garden. Sadly it was stolen the day before their Jubilee party celebrations
The bench was heavy and would have required more than one person to remove it. The home used the Spotted West Moors Facebook page to appeal to those responsible, in the hope that they would return the furniture. Dorset Freemason Lawrence Jones spotted the post and organised an appeal fund to replace the missing bench.
On Monday 25 July Graham Glazier, the Head of Dorset Freemasonry, in company with Lawrence Jones attended Five Gables Care Home and presented the staff and residents with a new but identical replacement bench and bouquet of flowers.
Graham said, 'Charitable giving is deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry and the structure is provided to make positive contributions to communities and causes. I would like to thank Dorset Masonic Care and the Dorset Provincial Chapter Charity for their assistance with dealing with this request so quickly'.
The bench was ordered by the Freemasons within 24 hours of the appeal but it took a number of weeks for the bench to be made and delivered.