Christmas celebrations arrived early for 70 adult carers at Beaconsfield Masonic Centre on 26th November 2017 as the Beaconsfield Centre Committee for Freemasonry in the Community organised the carers annual Christmas Lunch.
During the 3 course lunch, prepared by David Pryor the centre caterer and his staff, games and quizzes were played and enjoyed by all. The afternoon was rounded off with entertainment from Kevin Taylor who got everyone in the Christmas spirit and on the dance floor. On leaving each carer was gifted a goody bag
Ann Whiteley, the Carers Service Manager, thanked the Freemasons on behalf of all the carers attending and insisted it should be held again next year
Graham Dearing our APGM commented ''the team at Beaconsfield always take such care and attention of their guests ensuring all of them have a fantastic time. They continue to follow that Masonic quality of making a positive difference to other people's lives and long may that continue. The food, company and entertainment were enjoyed by everyone attending. Well done to everyone in the team for making a difference to others'
Members of the committee that attended were Steve Matthews Chairman, Tony Dyckes, Rob Knock, Andy Sutton and Sean Boardman of Hall Barn Lodge and Graham Thorn and Barry Sparks of Penn & Tylers Green Lodge, thanks must also go to Christine Dyckes, Juliana Sparks, Debbie Sutton and Helen Matthews for that female touch of laying the tables, Helen also made a Christmas cake to be raffled, , also thanks to the Beaconsfield Ladies Club who volunteered as our meeters and greeters supplying the bubbly on arrival.
The notes sent to us below make it all worthwhile
"Would you please convey to all involved in Sundays event a BIG THANK YOU for such a lovely afternoon, my first social outing for 6 years and I had a great time Best Wishes Pam"
"Can I express my thanks for the wonderful opportunity to attend yesterday's Christmas Lunch it was such an enjoyable occasion. It gave much needed relief to me and other Carers, please pass on my thanks to the Masonic Lodges as I was so impressed with the way in which the event was run and managed, and also for their generosity. The food was delicious and I had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Thank you so much for all you do for us it's greatly appreciated".
On behalf of the committee who organise these functions Steve Matthews the Chairman would like to thank all those units who meet at the Beaconsfield Centre for their donations to top up the budget from the Province, without this extra cash we could not create what we consider to be a fitting thank you to those people who work tirelessly day and night caring for their loved ones