The Trades House Burns Supper was held in Trades Hall recently (21 Jan 2020) with over 150 guests attending. £1,800 was
raised on the night for the Deacon Convener’s charities. Highlights included performances from last year’s Trades House Burns Competition winners, with Liam Kearney (14) – who went on to scoop the top award of ‘Young Burnsian’ at the Robert Burns World Federation Scottish Schools Competition – giving an excellent rendition of “Address to a Haggis”.
The evening was featured in The Herald (see article, right).
DC Bruce Reidford was exceptionally busy before Christmas, carrying out various civic duties. Among other things, he attended the Police Chaplaincy, strengthening the accord that the Late DC Tom McInally
signed with Police Scotland. Bruce met Jim McDonald, President of the Police Christian Association.
He also visited Ronald McDonald House with some of his grandchildren to deliver presents, on behalf of 'Glasgow the Caring City'.
Late Deacon Convener Tom McInally was presented with a maquette of a statue of St Mungo as a thank you for his help
which led to the publication of the book 'Glasgow''s Best Kept Secret'. Craig Bryce, author of the book, made the presentation at the Christmas Lecture on the 4 December.
Last year the Incorporation of Masons presented the full size statue to the City of Glasgow College. It is located on the college's new campus.
(Photo L-R: Craig Bruce, Late DC Tom McInally, DC Bruce Reidford)
Trades House was honoured to sponsor the Glasgow Times Community Champions Awards, which illustrate the enormous commitment and good-will of the people of Glasgow to help others in their community.
The Evening Times has reported on this year's Community Champions Awards Finals, held on Friday 6 Dec.
Sponsored by Trades House, this was an incredible event, highlighting the commitment and hard work of many selfless individuals. Read the Evening Times article here.
Photo: From Evening Times, Judges and Sponsors