Charter Night - 6.30 for 7.00pm

Mon, Mar 27th 2023 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Charter Night with Jo's speaker Ben Shevlin


The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SX
Monday 27th March
6.30pm Reception for 7.00pm
Dress is Lounge Suit

Menu and how to order tickets beneath biography below.

Our speaker for the evening will be Ben Shevlin, an Oswestrian who is currently making a name for himself on the Manchester Comedy Circuit.

President Jo Banks is pleased to announce that her speaker for Oswestry Rotary Club's 94th Charter Night is Ben Shevlin, Stand Up Comedian, Head of fundraising for South Manchester and Stockport Headway charity and supporter of brain injury awareness.

Ben suffered serious head injuries in a motorcycle accident in Croatia in 2003.

The then 21-year old, who lived in Oswestry, was in a coma after the crash and was flown back to Britain in a special air ambulance where the promising young sportsman spent 10 months in a specialist rehabilitation unit.

Many years later, in 2018, Ben completed a stand-up comedy course with ComedySportz in Manchester and reignited his love for comedy.

Although his recovery has been remarkable Ben says his brain injury can still cause problems.

Ben's act revolves around the bizarre situations that arise as a result of his brain injury.

Ben has since dedicated much of his time raising awareness of brain injury by appearing at various seminars, stand up comedy shows and even appearing on the Channel 4 television show ‘First Dates’.

Charter Menu


S1) Homemade tomato soup served with sourdough bread

S2) Wild mushroom, tarragon and blue cheese tartlet with beetroot chutney and herb oil - V

S3) Smoked salmon and dill roulade, bloody marry mayonnaise, pickled shallots and caper and lemon dressing


M1) Roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding, glazed Chantenay carrots, tederstem broccoli and red wine sauce

M2) Pan fried salmon fillet with braised fennel, crushed new potatoes and sauce vierge

M3) Butternut squash and blue cheese risotto with toasted pumpkin seeds and basil oil - V


D1) Dark chocolate torte with rum-soaked cherries and Chantilly cream

D2) Lemon posset with raspberry sorbet

D3) Cheese and biscuits

Tea or coffee

The cost is £28/person

Please provide your choices by 14th March.

Payment at the time of booking please, either by cheque to Rotary Club of Oswestry or bank transfer to Rotary Club of Oswestry, sort code 08-92-99, Account No. 67254718, Reference - your surname.

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Yours in Fellowship


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