Friendly boost from Oddfellows

December 20, 2016 by Lara Lucas

edit_9139Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is one of eleven charities who were supported by the Pride of Bournemouth and Brownsea Oddfellows this year.

The group welcomed representatives from all the beneficiaries at a cheese and wine evening at the Parkstone Conservative Club, in Poole.   DSAA volunteer John Wheatley represented the Charity and received a cheque for £100 on our behalf before having an opportunity to give a short talk on the work of our service.

Margaret White, secretary of the Pride of Bournemouth Oddfellows, said: “The majority of the charities have been chosen because they have at some point offered our members or their loved ones help and support in times of difficulty.”

It is the first time that the Poole and Bournemouth branches have teamed up to hold an event to present cheques to local charities and for members to find out more about the good causes to which the branches contribute.  The presentation evening was part of the Oddfellows’ 200-year tradition of charitable giving, having always looked after young members and members’ children who have lost one or both parents.