The Chairman of Lancashire County Council held a reception for charitable fraternal organisations in County Hall, Preston. 15 West Lancashire Freemasons were invited. Other organisations invited included the Lions, Round Table and Rotary Club.
The meeting was opened by the Chairman of Lancashire County Council, County Councillor Margaret Brindle. Margaret said: “I would like to thank the West Lancashire Freemasons for the voluntary, charitable and fundraising work that you do throughout Lancashire to support a range of important and needy causes.
The activities you undertake make a real contribution to society and support many people in Lancashire and beyond, offering help and personal development for those in need, caring for the less fortunate and developing projects at a local, national and international level.
Your commitment to improving people’s lives is reflected in so many ways, operating as individuals, as an organisation and also by engaging with and complementing professionals and local services.
As Chairman of the County Council I would like to thank you for your extraordinary accomplishment, to acknowledge and commend your hard work and dedication.”
Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Derek Parkinson on behalf of all the organisations there proposed a vote of thanks to Margaret and Lancashire County Council for their kind comments
The Director of health Dr Sakthi Karunanithi also spoke acknowledged the work carried out by voluntary organisation to the benefit of the community at large.
The visitors and dignitaries from the council enjoyed an excellent buffet and light entertainment after the presentations.