The organising Committee of the Clifton Arms Annual St George’s Day Lunch, has decided to call time on this very popular annual event. The final luncheon this April was chosen, in part, to celebrate the accession of King Charles 111 as well as the traditional toast to St George .
Although the last occasion was not a charity event, the Committee took the decision to donate residue funds accumulated over the past number of years to two local charities that are close to the heart of many people in Lytham.
The first cheque presentation was made to Lytham Club Day. Club day is an important part of the annual calendar of the Town. This being the 125th Anniversary makes it even more special.
Mark Nelson, from the St George’s Day Committee, commented, ‘We were very keen to support local charities and felt that Lytham Club Day is such a fantastic and integral part of the summer events in our community that it was appropriate that we donate part of the funds to support their activities. We presented them with cash totalling Nine Hundred and Ninety Seven pounds ( £997 ) and a commemorative cheque at the Clifton Arms. Whilst we are sorry that the Clifton Arms Annual St George’s Day Luncheon has had its final sitting, we are pleased to have organised such a popular and well supported event, Finally I would like to give a special thanks to The Clifton Arms management and staff who have supported us magnificently over the years, and everyone who has attended the event.’
Receiving the donating on behalf of Lytham Club Day, fundraiser Mary Lowe said, ‘Lytham Club Day Committee is delighted to accept this very generous donation from Clifton Arms Annual St George’s Day Committee. It is very much appreciated to ensure the continuance of our much loved family event. ‘
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Depicted left to right – Mary Lowe (Lytham Club Day) Bernard Johnson, Mark Nelson, Chris Kirkham, Gary Holden