Bro. Graham Gifford Curtis MBE Bro. Graham Gifford Curtis MBE
On Monday 23rd August 2021, the Worshipful Master W.Bro. John Darling and Secretary, W.Bro. Brian Burton of Durnovarian Mark Lodge 1635 presented a cheque for £300 to the Dorchester Disabled Club, celebrating the life and work of their Chairman, Bro Graham Gifford Curtis MBE.

Bro. Graham Gifford Curtis MBE Bro. Graham Gifford Curtis MBE
Bro Graham was a founder member of the club and sadly passed away peacefully aged 86 after a long illness. Bro Graham was a member of Lodge of Faith and Unanimity 417 Craft, 417 Chapter and 1635 Mark.

Dorchester Disabled Club owns two mini busses which are fully equipped to transport disabled and wheelchair users and runs monthly shopping trips from Broadmayne, Owermoigne, Maiden Newton, Puddletown and Tolpuddle to Dorchester town centre, Tesco and also to Weymouth. It is a door-to-door service for people who are unable to walk to get the bus, could not cope with public transport or to carry their shopping. By providing this service, the residents can feel safe and secure in the knowledge that assistance is always at hand if required and they need not struggle in order to visit the shops. They also use the buses for days out for their members. The Weymouth Disabled Club, Stroke Club and blind club also use their buses.

Cheque presentation W.Bro. B.Burton, Mrs R. Calcutt, W.Bro. J.Darling and Mrs G. Kinghorn
The club holds regular fund-raising activities to raise money to enable this and other social functions to take place for disabled people in Dorchester and surrounding area to help improve their quality of life.


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