The cheque for £500 was subsequently presented at the Priory Lodge Burns Night at Keynsham on Friday 10th January 2020. Priory Lodge also donated £500 to the organisation showing a great example of the Craft and Mark degrees working together for local good causes.
Keynsham & District Dial a Ride covers an area from Keynsham, Whitchurch and Saltford, south as far as Timsbury. It enables travel for passengers who are unable to access public transport . Their vehicles are fully accessible enabling the use of wheelchairs and scooters. Dial a Ride used for shopping trips, medical appointments and social events.
The charity is part financed by Bath & North East Somerset Council, partly by making a small charge for every journey and relies on volunteer personel and donations to make up the difference in operating costs.
Terry Hopkins a volunteer manager at the charity thanked members of both Lodges for their generosity and said the money would help finance a replacement mini bus.
In the photo left to right are Mike Wake - Master of Carnarvon Mark Lodge, Terry Hopkins - Keynsham dial a ride, Richard Irwin - Master of Priory Lodge No 6913 and Mrs Julie Hopkins.
For more information about Dial a ride go to:Bath and NE Somerset Council
and Keynsham and District Dial a ride