December 2017

Monthly Archives

  • No ‘Bah Humbug’ at Claire House

    Claire House, which is situated in Bebington on the Wirral, is a hospice dedicated to the care and treatment of terminally ill children. At present the hospice services approximately 263 families, with 10 beds available for those who are seriously ill and considered most at need. With that in mind, it wasn’t Santa Claus who […]

  • Normoss Round Table brings Christmas cheer

    Christmas is a time of joy and rejoicing but, for the unlucky few, the festive period will be spent in Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s children’s A & E department. Members of Normoss Round Table Lodge No 8741, who meet at Cleveleys Masonic Hall, recently visited the hospital to donate over 150 presents to be distributed to […]

  • Zoë’s Place donation

    Two members of Red Triangle Chapter No 3874 were delighted to present a cheque for £200 as a donation to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Liverpool. The chapter members are all very much aware of the tremendous work that the hospice does for babies and wanted to support their endeavours. Since 2013 the companions of the […]

  • Hawkshead hooked

    The December meeting of Hawkshead Lodge No 4354, which meets in the ancient Market Hall of the beautiful Lakeland village of the same name, is a popular occasion and always attracts a good number of members and guests. This year the main business before the lodge was to receive a talk from Dan Mitchell, the […]

  • A grand do at Temple

    An excellent turnout of over 50 members and visiting brethren attended Southport Temple Lodge No 7526 for the initiation of Zachary Hilton, son of the senior deacon Robin Andrews-Morris. The moving ceremony was conducted in a sincere and superb manner by WM Malcolm McCarthy, with Robin acting as junior deacon to guide his son through […]

  • Leyland Group Carol Concert

    The Leyland Group once more held their annual Christmas Carol Concert at St James Parish Church, Leyland. It was a well-attended event this year with members and their wives and partners, along with a good number of friends and family, all taking part. Father Marc Wolverson opened the service with a few words of welcome […]

  • Zebras run loose in Warrington

    In recent years the Warrington Group has donated cuddly toys to the babies born prematurely who will be in the care of the Warrington Hospital Neonatal Unit over the Christmas period. This year’s presentation was made by Chris Gleave, Warrington Group Vice Chairman, Chris Todd, charity steward and John McIntyre, secretary. The toys were purchased […]

  • Double dining as Borough and Hope band together

    Hope Lodge No 4003 has been low in numbers for quite a few years, and with just 20 members they thought it would be difficult to organise a festive season meeting that would do justice to this old and historic lodge. Years ago, Borough Lodge No 3996 had faced similar, if not worse, problems. However, […]