Festive message from the R.W.M.
Hello Brethren, as we near the end of another very difficult and unusual year, can I first of all thank you for the fantastic support you have given to our lodge and also to me personally. I assure you this is greatly appreciated.
Throughout the year we continued to keep in touch with one another, to help ensure the well-being of our brethren and their families, helping where necessary.
As the world began to slowly open up 482, along with lodges throughout the world cautiously began to open their doors and enjoy regular meetings again.
But we have been always mindful that the terrible disease that claimed so many had not gone away, and we had to act and continue to act with care to ensure our own safely and the safety of others and I am glad to say our brethren and families have remained safe.
But despite all the difficulties, we remained upbeat in our meetings and activities and continued to run our 'Good Causes' raffle, providing donations within the local community and beyond.
Through your generosity we made donations to several worthy causes including Sir James Mackay House, Prostate Scotland and SAMH (Scotland Association Mental Health) where brethren took part in a 24-hour sponsored relay walk around the province of Midlothian.
And within the community we also provided help to Kirkliston Primary School, Kirkliston Childrens Gala, QCCC Charity Golf Event and ‘Christmas in Kirkliston’, so helping to help light up the village over the Festive Season.
And let’s not forget the childrens’ Christmas presents and the annual gifts to our elderly brethren and dependants.
Organised by ‘Christmas in Kirkliston’, the village Christmas lights are nothing short of spectacular and the efforts and imagination showed by the villagers is once again amazing.
It was great for the Lodge to be invited to lend a hand at the ‘Switch On’ event, which was a great success despite the cold weather.
Of course, we are now suddenly faced with more uncertainty and must be even more mindful of the disease that surrounds us so let’s be extra vigilant and protect those we love and those around us.
One again can I thank you all for your support throughout the year, and I look forward to your continued support in the year ahead.
On closing may I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Please Stay Safe
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