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Burns Night Celebration Jan 25th 2019 for Springfield Women’s Refuge

Grange Soroptimists and guests  totalling 60 people came together to celebrate Burns Night at Cartmel Village Hall and raised a fantastic sum of £586.30 for Springfield Women’s  refuge in Kendal.

The haggis was  expertly piped in by Mervyn Hamilton and Stan Robinson addressed  the haggis .  Everyone enjoyed the food and the speeches. Lesley Smyth did the Immortal memory, Alastair Allan the toast to the lassies and Cathy Lubelska replied with a witty poem. The evening was rounded off with singing lead by Dot Davies with Barry Sharkey providing expert piano accompaniment, then we had  a quick dance and Auld Lang Syne. Many members worked hard to make it all happen and the club was grateful for the support from fellow Soroptimists , friends and family!

Photos of some of the items purchased by Springfield are at the end of the post. Springfield supports women fleeing domestic violence in Cumbria.

Mervyn Hamilton the Piper
Everyone assembling
The piper
Stan Robinson addressing the Haggis
Dot leading the singing and Barry at the piano
The Skye Boat song
Not forgetting the helpers laying up tables
Sue preparing 20kg potatoes
Sheila who masterminded the kitchen
One of the many haggis!
Bedding and household goods purchased by Springfield