WBro Henry Donn, MBE, JP, PProvJGW, a member of Arkscroll Lodge No. 6594 and Ark & Menorah Chapter No. 6594, has been recognised in the New Years Honours list by the award of an MBE.
The art dealer turned magistrate has been recognised for his services to the community in Whitefield.
Among his many achievements, Mr Donn, 85, was known in the eighties for dealing in contemporary art, including work by LS Lowry, who Mr Donn counted as a good friend.
But it is Mr Donn’s tireless work in the community for which he has been awarded the MBE. He is the last surviving member of Whitefield Town Council from when he served in 1971 as an independent councillor and sat on the bench at Bury Magistrates for 26 years.
He was the founder of the Whitefield Abbeyfield Home for the Elderly, President of Whitefield St Johns Ambulance Brigade Cadets and sat on the boards of the Crumpsall, Springfield, Jewish, Northern, Ancoats, Bury General and Fairfield hospitals.
The brethren of Arkscroll Lodge and companions of Ark & Menorah Chapter offer their warmest congratulations to Henry.