Dec 10 2017
It’s as traditional as mince pies, holly and mistletoe – the race to pack the PGLRE Christmas parcels
The event took place – as in previous years – in the premises of Lodge Inchinnan No.1405 on Sunday, 12th December.
It took just 34 minutes for a well-drilled team of Brethren to fill all 412 bags of groceries and seasonal treats – a new record time for the number of large goodie bags filled.
The brightly coloured bags were then collected by representatives of daughter lodges for distribution to the homes of people throughout the Province who, for one reason or another, appreciate a little extra help.
The bag-filling and distribution is the culmination of weeks of planning and hard work by PGM Bro, Neil Fraser and his team that involves ordering the goods from Morrisons who supply them at discounted prices.
Then there is the task of collecting pallets of groceries and moving them to the Inchinnan lodge where they are unpacked and piled up on tables for the parcel-packing team to swing into action.
PGM, Bro. Neil Fraser thanked all the Brethren concerned for their time and effort in making up and delivering the parcels, Morrisons for the part they played and Lodge Inchinnan for providing the premises.
He said: “We are proud of our tradition of giving a helping hand to those who need it, especially at this time of year. Many recipients appreciate the visit as much the Christmas parcel itself.”