With Paul’s own Lodge, Abbey Lodge in Whalley and the Burnley and Pendle Freemasons donating the sum of £300 to his appeal, the final piece of this Christmas charitable help was to be able to deliver these vital food parcels to the families throughout, Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Great Harwood, Clitheroe, Whalley, Hapton, Burnley, Padiham, Colne and Nelson.
An appeal went out from the Burnley and Pendle District Charity Stewards to all local Freemasons to spare some of their precious time on Christmas Eve to help in the delivery of Pauls Food parcels. Together with Paul’s friends, Brothers Paul Thornton, Mostafa Ahmadi-Kattir, Colin Weemes, Ron Burrows, Ian Salthouse, Ray Evans, Cliff Copper and his wife Rhonda, answered the call and gladly gave up their time to support such an excellent cause.
The sheer delight and thanks from all the families we delivered too to make their Christmas joyous made us all immensely proud to be Freemasons and a part of the tremendous charitable work Paul is achieving.
Congratulations Paul for all your great work
Roll on Christmas 2021!
District Charity Steward
All photographs by the author