Every year, at Christmas time, the Provincial Grand Charity makes a donation to Palmer Court, and on this occasion WBro Jerry Higgins PAGDC, a Trustee of the charity, was selected to present a cheque for £1,200.
The picture shows WBro Jerry handing over the cheque to WBro Ian Richards PPJGD, Chairman of Palmer Court, with WBro John Rivett PAGDC, Secretary to the Provincial Grand Charity, and Mrs Jill Lett, Palmer Court Scheme Manager, looking on.
In addressing the residents, WBro Jerry explained:
The money will be used to provide some extra cheer for the Festive Season.
This is achieved by giving each resident a cash bonus, with any remainder being put towards a Christmas party to which friends and family are invited.
Although the rent received goes a long way towards the day-to-day running of the home, it is the extra donations such as this and those from various Lodges that give Palmer Court the edge over the other schemes in the area.