A local Freemasons group has secured mobility scooter funding for a Dorset woman who had become paralysed.
She became paralysed while having a bath and following tests, was told she had been struck down with transverse myelitis.
A report in Mags4Dorset explained how Twynham Lodge in Christchurch heard about the diagnosis and began fundraising.
It went on to confirm how they sourced a mobility scooter and collected another £450 to help Amy as she starts to rebuild her life.
Chris Lockwood, chairman of the local Freemasons, detailed: “The members of Twynham lodge are very active in raising money for causes – and when they were heard about Amy they were quick to act.
“Despite the lockdown they were able to raise money and not only buy a mobility scooter but were also able to present her with a cheque. Charity and helping the community are things that Freemasonry has at its core and I’m so pleased that Amy has been helped.
“To suddenly become paralysed from the waist down must have been a tremendous shock for Amy and her family.”
While Rob Ings from Twynham Lodge added: “I know Amy’s mum and when I heard what had happened I decided to try and do something.
“Everyone was very generous – not only lodge members but others too – and collected donations and raffled a bottle of whisky. It’s great that she has a bit more independence. Amy is very courageous and is determined to walk again.”