This year the Freemasons of Rochdale continued their annual Christmas tradition by paying a visit to the Springhill Hospice to deliver a number of festive gifts for patients.

Money raised by lodge members had been donated to help provide Christmas gifts for local men and women who are in receipt of Hospice services.

After the presentation a small team lead by their District Chairman Doug Smith, hand delivered the Christmas Hampers to the homes of patients throughout the Borough of Rochdale.