The Warrington Group hosted the annual fund raising Ecclesholme Gala Dinner this year. 128 brethren and their ladies attended the evening which was a huge success.
Groups from Eccles, Chorley, Leigh, South Eastern, Warrington, Wigan and Widnes in West Lancashire, along with brethren and ladies from the Manchester area, Salford and Southern areas from East Lancashire, a deputation from Cheshire also supported the event.
Tony Harrison and his wife Maureen were the principle guests along with the Ecclesholme Home Manager Bev Niland and her deputy. Assistant Provincial Grand Masters and assistants in the Royal Arch from both Provinces also were most supportive of the event.
Warrington Group Chairman Andy Barton proposed the toast to the association and Malcolm Warren, the Ecclesholme Chairman, responded on behalf of his committee and the residents at the home. He thanked everyone for their considerable support and a special thank you was extended to John McIntyre, the group secretary, for his wonderful planning and help provided by his wife.
The funds raised on the evening will probably exceed £1,000 which be given to the ‘Resident’s Amenity Fund’ to help their Christmas event.
The next Gala Dinner is to be held in East Lancashire, the venue to be decided early in 2016.