On Sunday 29th March 2015, Area 2 held another successful Summer Lunch at Clifton Road, Birkenhead. W.Bro. Ivor Henry, Area 2 Chairman, hosted the lunch and it was attended by 70 brethren their ladies and friends. It was pleasing to see that brethren from several other halls within Area 2 made the effort and were represented.
He was supported by W.Bro. Adrian Davies APGM and W.Bro. Mike Whittingham his predecessor as APGM 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 hoped to attend but was unable to do so because of illness. Funds for Claire House were raised by holding a raffle at the Lunch and at the Area 2 Carol Concert in December 2014. W.Bro. Colin Ross accepted a Cheque for £500.00 from the Area, on behalf of the Hospice, from Mrs Pat Williams and said that he would ensure that it was sent to them immediately together with another Cheque for £1000.00 that he had intended to present from the Cheshire Freemasons’ Charity. It was thought appropriate that Mrs Pat Williams presented the Cheque, on behalf of the Area, as the ladies are always 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 be held at Clifton Road on Thursday 17th December 2015.