A great night at the 16th WLFC Festival

Barrie Crossley leads the principal guests into the hall.

Barrie Crossley leads the principal guests into the hall.

The 16th West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity annual cabaret and dinner, was held at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre. The event was supported with 257 ladies and brethren attending this prestigious event.

The President of the charity, Tony Harrison (Provincial Grand Master) and his wife Maureen were the principal guests of the evening, which is organised by the WLFC as an opportunity for Masons throughout the Province to celebrate the work of the charity.

The evening began as brethren arrived with their ladies at 5pm for a ‘chat and a drink’ with friends – both new and old before taking their seats for dinner.

At 5.45 pm Barrie Crossley, who was acting as DC for the evening. asked the ladies and brethren to stand to greet Tony (President of the Charity) and Maureen who were accompanied by Mike Kinsella (Chairman of the WLFC Trustees) and Diane Kinsella and John Smith (CEO of WLFC) and Jane Smith with the party being led into the hall by Barrie Crossly

A prize draw took place for the tombola-raffle that had taken place at the beginning of the dinner raised £1,130. Four prizes were on offer of £300, £200 and £100 of M&S vouchers for first, second and third place respectively. Fourth prize was two tickets for the Southport theatre. The first prize was won by Joan Anderson, the second by David Hargreaves, third Ian Douglass and the fourth by Julie Miller.

After a short break the cabaret got underway with compere David Anderton introducing the Tamsin Killen who entertained the audience with a range of as Katherine Jenkins songs.

After a short break David introduced the Manhattan Band who sang a mix of swing, soul and disco which had the guests on their feet, dancing until the end of the evening.