Master’s Christmas Letter 2021

 

Dear Freemen

As we approach the Christmas and New Year celebrations, I would like to send you my warmest wishes for a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year. I hope that you will manage to spend the Christmas period with those close to you and that you keep virus free. We had all hoped to be in a better place regarding the pandemic than this time last year, but sadly we still have some way to go until we can feel more confident of overcoming the threat of Covid.

2021 has been another challenging year, however we have managed to return to a kind of normality. I have been able to represent the Company of Nurses on many occasions since September, and I am so proud of the high regard and support that we receive from other Masters and their Companies. We have come such a long way in a short space of time and 2022 will be another busy year for us. I am delighted to report that we will be able to submit our petition for a Grant of Arms in the New Year and thank you for the support we have received for this so far. We still have a little way to go to achieve the total funds needed and will require ongoing support as we progress towards full Livery status, but we are getting closer.

You will have received your newsletter recently and I hope that you have found it entertaining and informative. Thank you to all those who have contributed to the content and production of it as I know how much work goes into this. Included with your newsletter was the leaflet we have produced at the request of our Freemen. I hope that this will enable you to feel confident when talking to colleagues and friends who wish to know more about our Company and the Livery world. Don’t forget the website either, as it contains lots of information including our new noticeboard section to keep you informed of current activities and news. We also now have the members directory available so do please take a look. We are indebted to our webmaster, Stephen Oxlade, whose expertise and commitment have enabled these developments.

We will be publishing our next calendar of events in the Spring and I know that the Social Committee have a full programme for us to enjoy. Many of the dates and events for 2022 are already listed on the website. We will keep our fingers crossed that in person events go ahead although we will continue to offer virtual events to enable us to keep in touch, regardless of the situation.

Once again may I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year. Let’s hope that 2022 will be a positive year and one to remember for the best of reasons.

With my best wishes,

Frances Davies
Master
The Company of Nurses