Southport Group Masters and First Principals’ Festival was a splendid occasion and was hosted by the Chairman of Southport Group Colin Jenkins, and ably organised by group secretary George Jackson.
The festival was attended by the masters and first principals of the lodges and chapters in the group. Deputy Provincial Grand Master Phillip Gunning was the principal guest and he was joined by Assistant Provincial Grand Master Frank Umbers. Also present were the two Provincial Grand Wardens, John Karran and Barry Dickinson.
During the festival it was revealed that the total amount of donations to charity made by the members of the Southport Group had exceeded £20,000 and the festival dinner afforded everyone an opportunity to celebrate such a wonderful achievement.