The ELMC Comforts Fund Committee arranged for the Annual Holiday for 2016 to take place from 28 May to 4 June 2016, once again, at the Clifton Park Hotel, St Anne’s on Sea.

This venue becomes more and more popular each year resulting in fifty five widows and Brethren of the Province attending the holiday along with the Comforts Fund Chairman, WBro Charles Ward and Julie Ward.

The group departed from Hewlett Court where a tea/coffee reception was provided followed by a wonderful buffet lunch, prepared by our resident Cooks Melanie and Mariya.  A glass of wine [or two] was also enjoyed prior to departure for St Anne’s.

It was such a wonderful atmosphere with both Residents and holiday attendees mixing together.




On Thursday 2 June a day trip was arranged for afternoon tea at the Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands. The Hotel was spectacular and the staff looked after the group extremely well. The weather was glorious and an excellent day was had by all.

On Saturday 4 June we returned to Hewlett Court for a light lunch before saying our goodbyes until the next time we meet in September for the Autumn Outing

As always the food, facilities and staff at the hotel were fantastic with the added bonus of the glorious sunshine for the full week.

The Brethren of East Lancashire should be very proud of the work that they do to enable the Charity to fund such events.