LHTBI charity lunch for former leather industry workers

United Kingdom
Published:  06 June, 2014

Around sixty people met for the annual Leather & Hide Trades' Benevolent Institution (LHTBI) AGM and lunch at the Dyers' Hall in London on June 5. Charitable funds raised by the LHTBI support former leather industry workers who have fallen on hard times or need support in old age.

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.

For further information about the LHTBI visit: www.lhtbi.org.uk

Jon Loxston with LHTBI Chairman, William Tusting