One Saturday in July 2014; Bill Cordell who is one of the best individual, fund raisers for Preston Chorley’ TLC, arranged for TLC to have a stall at Wrea Green’ Field Day. The Field Day is an historic event which was started 90 years ago and indeed this year was the 90th anniversary. In 1924 a group of seven girls from the village decided to have their own Rose Queen after
seeing the Lytham Rose Queen procession. Between them they decided who was to be the queen and who would crown her together with who the attendants would be. The remainder would be in fancy dress and carrying a banner asking for support of Dr Barnardo’s. Today the event is a popular one with visitors from far and wide making the event as attractive as it was back then.
The weather was perfect, a gazebo was erected and the stall was up and running. Mike Knowles, a committee member, had decided to run with a tombola at the TLC stall to raise funds. The Chairman of TLC, Bob Olive, was quickly drawn on the idea and it went ahead.
A good day was enjoyed by all three and due to a large number of visitors stopping over at the stall £130 was raised for the appeal. That was good news for TLC and everyone left satisfied knowing that more teddies can be supplied to the hospitals and therefore to comfort distressed children. Here was another example of Freemasons working in the community and supporting the TLC appeal.
A number of visitors to the stand were parents of children who had received teddy bears. Each of which expressed their gratitude. Bob also thanked both Bill and Mike for organising the stall and for their efforts on the day.