Burns Night

Wed, Jan 24th 2018 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Annual homage to the immortal bard. Traditional food and drink a-plenty.

BURNS NIGHT – Wednesday 24  January 2018 

Over fifty members and guests had a most convivial and entertaining evening organised by Alan at the Downe Arms.

Traditional food and drink with haggis piped in by Rachel Broadhead, address to the haggis by George, tribute to Robbie by Alan who then proposed the toast to the Lassies – responded to by Angela.

A raffle for charitable causes raise over £150.Great social event everyone is looking forward to the next one!

NB The evening in pictures is under What we do > Social and fellowship > related page

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...in many ways - members are trustees of several charities; local organisation join us at our community fair to spread their message and raise cash; we join in events such as the CAMRA festival to raise money for local causes .......

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Overcoming challenges of public speaking or technology tournaments, or a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course helps young people develop tools for success such as self-confidence, planning & team building skills.


Our convivial weekly meetings form a platform for our eclectic speakers. We learn of many varied interests. ‘Special events’ such as Burns night, Christmas celebrations and visits to places of refreshment add to the opportunities for fellowship and fun.

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- not our core business; but we have rattled buckets in aid of disasters; run tombolas at music events, organised car parking at shows,sold plants at (our own) community fair, run raffles, organised events such as Dragon Boats – & had fun!

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Varied social activities, & worthwhile projects near & far. Our diverse members exchange ideas, create lifelong relationships, join in service projects that make a lasting impact in communities. We aim to have fun, but with a purpose.