On a glorious sunny afternoon on Sunday 8th August 2015 over 70 lodge members, their families and friends from Burbach Lodge No.8699, which meets in at the Masonic Hall, Hinckley, enjoyed a garden party in the grounds of Bro. Steve Iliffe’s Burbage house.
Entertainment during the afternoon was provided by Dean Thomas, the former Hinckley United manager, who performed many favourites which were well appreciated by all. Games were provided for the children and a delicious buffet, prepared by Burbach member, Bro. Jonathan Nichols went down very well, especially as it was accompanied by liquid refreshments served by the Senior Steward Bro. Nick Sherwin.
In addition to being an afternoon enjoyed by all, the event and raffle raised over £1,200 which will go towards the Master’s charity fund which will support the Air Ambulance Service and the Rainbows Hospice for children and young people which is based in Loughborough.
The Master of the Lodge, Chris, expressed his thanks to all who had attended and given their support for these two worthwhile charities and also expressed his gratitude to Steve, who was only initiated into Freemasonry this earlier this year, for the use of his facilities.