Christmas came early to Hagley & Holy Wells Lodge this year as a quirk of the calendar meant we we had to hold our Christmas meeting on 7th December!
It has become a tradition to invite wives, partners and - most especially - lodge widows to this event, with the result that 49 people enjoyed a Christmas Dinner followed by entertainment from the Primrose Hospice Choir.
With W Bro Chris Uren in the chair and his wife Sam by his side, the evening was enjoyed by everyone present and around £280 was raised for the Hospice.
Three widows were welcomed by the Worshipful Master and he and Sam presented them individually with gifts from the Lodge. Those widows who were unable to attend will instead be visited by our Almoner, who will also take them gifts from the lodge.
Members of the Primrose Hospice Choir
Caught up in the festive atmosphere, one excited young lady thinks she can hear the sound of sleigh bells overhead.
Every lady attending received a personal gift from W Bro Chris and Sam
One of the many excellent raffle prizes!
The Twelve Days of Christmas!
Charity Steward W Bro Malcolm Hill presents a donation to Primrose Hospice's Choir's Conductor, Kay Hadley, who had returned home early from holiday especially to attend our meeting!
W Bro Chris Uren and Sam