Even during the summer break the Wigan Group Chairman, Malcolm Taylor, has many duties to perform in his busy schedule, and indeed, he had a very pleasant and informative engagement when he attended Wigan and Leigh Hospice to make a donation on behalf of the group.
He was ably supported by vice chairman Geoffrey Porter and Stewart Blagg, the group secretary, accompanied by the newly appointed group charity steward, Christopher Reeman. The team visited the Hospice to present the latest annual donation from the group in the form of a cheque for £750.
Lodges in the Wigan Group have supported Wigan and Leigh Hospice for many years, in fact since before it re-located from Poolstock to its present location in Hindley. It was therefore, most apt that representative Christine Edwardson was accompanied by Julie Dennis to receive the cheque on behalf of the Hospice as Julie worked at the Hospice before it moved from Poolstock. It was there, under the encouragement of Rev Ted Rowlands, that the group became closely involved in fundraising for the then new Hospice to be built. Wigan group is proud to continue with that ongoing support for this excellent service to our local community.