Another one bites the dust. Let’s have a pint.

Patrick Hill NW NAWRA repPatrick Hill at NAWRAIt is with sadness, and possibly also some jealousy, GMWRAG has to report the retirement of Patrick Hill.

Over the years Patrick has worked for several local authority welfare rights services in Tameside, Bolton and more recently Trafford as well as HARP. Patrick served with distinction as the North West committee representative for NAWRA. As a GMWRAG member he was a near ever present at meetings over the decades and presented workshops and training on behalf of GMWRAG as well as at NAWRA for whom he also wrote periodically and even appeared in parliament. His presence loomed large even when he wasn’t present and will no doubt continue to do so in his absence.

Patrick would like to invite friends and colleagues alike to a farewell chat and drink at The Moon Under Water on Deansgate in Manchester on Saturday the 11th of June 2016 from 4pm onwards.It’s likely but not certain that the party will assemble upstairs.

No RSVPs are required. Just turn up and enjoy.

In recognition of his departure GMWRAG has made a rare exception to our one image per post rule. We hope you agree both pics. capture Patrick at his finest. We’ll see you there.

Sadly, we find ourselves in the strange position of advertising Patricks post simultaneously. You can find more details at