Outgoing LHTBI President, Jon Loxston, Operations Director, Pittards spoke of the financial support the LHTBI gave to people who had in many cases worked in the leather and leather product industries for many years. He gave an example of a partially disabled person who benefitted from the charity by the installation of a new stair lift.

During his one-year term as President, Loxston personally raised £7000 (US$11,350) for the charity and an estimated £1500 ($2430) was raised through donantions by the 58 attendees during the lunch. Peter Crack of suede tanners, Charles F Stead will succeed Jon Loxston as the new President.

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