The Provincial Grand Master of Lincolnshire, Rt W Bro Graham Ives, visited the Alford Day Centre and presented their Chairman Andrew Rae with a £6,000 Tercentenary Community Award. Members of Hamilton Lodge also attended the event and were impressed with the amount of activities. Helper Barbara Willoughby said she had been with the charity since its conception 35 years ago, and has been cooking the meals for many years.
The Alford Day Centre provides a place for elderly people to meet and socialise, they also provide a home cooked two course lunch and each week they do quizzes, sing-a-longs to live music, craft activities, or just talk, all the activities they do are designed to encourage memories, promote well being and prevent social exclusion. They also have young people from Alford Grammar School who come at various times and sit and chat with the members. Alford Day Centre aims are to offer a safe friendly place for people to come and relax, for many it is the only time they get out and meet people all week.