Provincial Grand Lodge Of Gloucestershire

Breakheart Quarry Project . . . volunteers broken-hearted!

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Breakheart Quarry Project . . . volunteers broken-hearted!

St John’s Lodge at Dursley has come to the immediate aid of this well-loved local community project.  Last week, thieves broke into stores and made off with quad bikes, trailers and forestry equipment, leaving volunteers feeling devastated.   The nature reserve is a community project in the woods above the town and has been run for the benefit of local people for 15 years.  The unpaid workers are involved in many projects, maintaining walks and trails, and giving talks to visitors from schools and community groups, as well as individuals.

Within 24 hours, senior brethren of St John’s Lodge rallied and made an emergency grant of £250.  “This will not go very far in replacing what they lost,” said WM,  Malcolm Elliott, “but I felt that it was psychologically very important to give some sort of boost and encouragement to the organisers, making them realise that they were being thought of and supported.”

It is hoped that once things settle, members of the lodge will be able to visit, understand more of what they are hoping to achieve, and perhaps give further assistance.

The lodge’s swift action was widely and well received on Facebook.

We thank Dick Smith for this article and aboutglos for the photograph

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Breakheart Quarry Project
Breakheart Quarry Project . . . volunteers broken-hearted!