On Sunday 29th March W. Bro. Ivor Henry, Area 2 Chairman, hosted a lunch for 70 brethren their ladies and friends. It was pleasing that brethren from several of the meeting places that make up Area 2 were represented. He was supported by W. Bro. Adrian Davies APGM and W.Bro. Mike Whittingham PPAGM his predecessor, whom the Brethren were delighted to see again at Clifton Road. W. Bro. Colin Ross Provincial Grand Charity Steward was also welcomed.
After an enjoyable lunch W. Bro. Ivor explained that Mrs Amanda Mitchell, Charity Fundraiser for Claire House Children’s Hospice had also hoped to attend but was unable to do so because of illness. Funds for Claire House had been raised at the raffle today and at the Area 2 Carol Concert in December 2014.
W. Bro. Colin accepted a cheque for £500 from the Area on behalf of the Hospice from Mrs Pat Williams and said that he would ensure that that was sent to them immediately together with a cheque for £1000 that he had intended to present from Cheshire Freemasons’ Charity. It was thought appropriate for Pat to present the cheque on behalf of the Area because the ladies are so supportive of their husbands who organise the 2 Area social and charity fundraising functions.
In conclusion W. Bro Adrian commented that he had enjoyed the occasion and looked forward to the Carol Concert which will take place at Clifton Road on Thursday 17th December.