Coffee morning raises £1,200 for Trinity Hospice

A coffee morning held at Fleetwood Masonic Hall in aid of Trinity Hospice proved a great success with £1,231 being raised during the event. The coffee morning, which also included a raffle, cakes, books and handmade jewellery stalls amongst others, proved a big hit with visitors to the hall.

Pictured from left to right, are: Gail and Amanda Simpson, Carol and Peter Tebbs, Samantha Simpson and seated, Paul Dunne.

The event was staged by the daughters of one of the hall’s former stewards, Bob Simpson and his wife Christine, both of whom worked tirelessly for Fleetwood Masonic Hall for many years and who are remembered with great affection by the members of the hall.


Bob and Christine were looked after by Trinity Hospice and their daughters, Amanda, Gail and Samantha received great comfort and support from the medical, nursing and ancillary staff at Trinity Hospice. Since Bob’s and Christine’s passing the Simpson girls have joined annually in the ‘Run for Life’ race to help raise funds for Trinity Hospice and they decided to hold the coffee morning in memory of their parents and to continue their support of the vital work which Trinity Hospice does for the community.

Lodges meeting at Fleetwood played their part by donating £615 to the day with the remainder coming from the very hard work of the Simpson girls who were ably supported by friends and family.

At the end of the event, Amanda thanked everyone who had played a part in making the day a success, especially hall secretary Peter Tebbs and his wife Carol and hall chairman Paul Dunne.

Pictured top left: Samantha Simpson keeps an eye on the cake stall. Top right: Some of the goodies go on sale. Bottom: The day gets underway.