Jarrow Grange Lodge held their Christmas Meeting on Monday 11th of December, where members family and friends to attend the evening.
Following the business of the evening being concluded and the Lodge closed in due form, guests were invited into the Lodge Room for the annual christmas carol with Gordon Scott Worshipful Master of St Bede Lodge providing the musical accompaniment on organ.
After the carols everyone was invited to the festive board where they enjoyed a traditional Christmas fayre dinner followed by more harmony in the form of “The Twelve Geordie days of Christmas”.
Bringing the evening to a close, Tracey Beaton representing the volunteer ladies of the South Tyneside based Bede Helping Hands food bank, was presented with a £500 donation to the charity from the remaining funds of Pele Tower Lodge by Tom McIntosh former Charity Steward of the lodge who sadly closed earlier in the year.
A Christmas hamper was then presented to allow them to raise further funds by means of a gala raffle at the Helping Hands Foodbank centre, finally Tracey was given the many gifts of food, toys, games and some 70 selection boxes all donated by members and guests of Jarrow Grange Lodge, that were delivered to the centre the following day.
A very successful and enjoyable evening was brought to a close with gratifying words of thanks from Tracey.
Jarrow Grange Lodge, wish to thank all who contributed in making the evening another resounding success.