On 14 December 2021 Lancaster and District Group made Christmas come early for the Morecambe Bay Foodbank and its customers. Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison accompanied by group chairman Neil McGill presented the foodbank with a cheque for the magnificent total of £4,355, together with a significant number of tins of food, cereals, drinks, and household toiletries. The cheque was presented to Morecambe Foodbank treasurer John Entwistle.
The donation was from Masonic lodge members from within the Lancaster and District Group comprising the geographic area from Silverdale and Garstang. This is the second year that the group has collected donations for the foodbank.
Pre-Christmas 2020 the group collectively made donations of food and cash to Morecambe foodbank which was stored at Lancaster Masonic Hall as no meetings were taking place during the initial COVID-19 pandemic. For 2021, lodge contributions were again under the direction of group chairman Neil McGill and appeal co-ordinator Mike Craddock, supported by the Province and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Neil was very pleased that the overall donation had increased. Storage on this occasion was kindly provided by Gareth Harrison in Bay Wood Services Kitchen showroom on White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe.
The presentation was attended by Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison, Lancaster Group Chairman Neil McGill, Lancaster Group Vice Chairman Scott Devine, group appeal co-ordinator Mike Craddock, Bay Wood Services owner Gareth Harrison, lodge collection co-ordinators and representatives Mike Ashton, Ian Coates, John Hayes and Bob Skelly.