Ernie brings the ‘link’ to Lancaster

To ensure that almoners are fully aware of the help available to them from the new care team in the Province and the wider Masonic and non-Masonic charity structure, the Provincial Grand Almoner Ernie Greenalgh, is delivering 21 presentations entitled ‘The last link in the chain’, around the Province in the next four months.

Ernie Greenalgh delivering his presentation.

Ernie Greenalgh delivering his presentation.

A bitterly cold winter’s evening with the threat of snow showers in the forecast did not however, discourage the lodge and chapter almoners of the Lancaster and District Group. The presentation was very well attended when it was hosted at Rowley Court, Lancaster and generated much discussion and exchange of ideas. Joining Ernie at the event was Eric Hart, who will be taking over the role of Provincial Grand Almoner later this year when Ernie retires, as well as Lancaster Care team members Paul Broadley, John Holmes and David Morgan. A full complement of group officers also attended the presentation led by chairman Jim Wilson, together with vice chairman Neil McGill and secretary Scott Devine.

A combination of slide presentations, video clips and illustrative ‘case profiles’ were very effectively used to highlight the range of assistance available through the new care system and explained in detail the processes to be followed to access appropriate help.

Jim Wilson thanked Ernie for a very useful and informative session and expressed his thanks to all those who had attended, further praising the care team and almoners for the essential work they undertake in supporting fellow Masons and their dependants.

Article by Paul Thompson.

Brethren assembling for the meeting at Rowley Court, Lancaster.

Brethren assembling for the meeting at Rowley Court, Lancaster.