Members of Warton Lodge No 8411 held a very successful charity presentation on the evening of their regular lodge meeting at Kerneforde Hall, Carnforth. The charities supported were Bay Search and Rescue, the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) and St Oswald’s Church Warton. The recipients gave a short talk on the work of each of their organisations.
Bay Search and Rescue, represented by Helen Clarke and Brian Whitehouse, received £250. The charity is staffed by a team of volunteers, who are trained to a high standard, regularly supporting the emergency services throughout the north of England. For more information see their website at;- www.baysearchandrescue.org.uk
Reverend Canon Brian Pithers gave a presentation on the work of the national RAFA and the importance of supporting the local branch, who hold regular meetings at the Headway Hotel, Morecambe. The WM of Warton Lodge Frank Senior, mentioned in his introduction to Brian that the donation of £250 was not just for the association but was also made in memory of his brother who was a Mason and a member of the RAF. For more information on RAFA see their website at;- www.rafa.org.uk/morecambe-lancaster
The master of the lodge in introducing the Reverend Robin Figg mentioned the association with Warton Lodge and St Oswald’s Church, for four of its founding members were members of the church and discussions at the close of a morning service led to the formation of the lodge. The church stained glass window, which is part of the Warton Lodge crest is in need of urgent repair and the donation of £500 was towards this project. For more information see their website at;- www.wartonstoswald.co.uk
After the presentations were completed the charity representatives were invited to partake in the festive board, at which the members of Warton Lodge, their ladies and guests were in attendance.
Article by Paul Thompson and Bob Skelly.
Photographs courtesy of Bob Skelly