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Burns Night 27 January 2024

The Address to a Haggis

49 members and guests enjoyed a traditional Burns Supper. Ewen Cameron piped in the haggis and then recited the Address to a Haggis.  Everyone then  tucked into  haggis, neeps and tatties with a wee dram of whisky followed by delicious cranachan.

We were delighted that  lots of locals attended to make the evening such a success.

After supper were the traditional speeches with The Immortal Memory by Mike Gibbons, who talked about the lyricism of Burns poetry and also included Mozart who was born  around the same time as Burns. Paul Harraway  then  proposed The Toast to the Lassies and Mary Ann Harris replied with good hearted banter..

The evening rounded off rolling pounds  to win a bottle of whisky , and then  singing some traditional Scottish  songs, ending of course with Auld Lang Syne! The Rev Penny Driver  gave The Vote of thanks  and  thanked  everyone who had contributed to the evening with a special thank you to the cooks!

£640 was raised  for charities supported by our club. £590 was sent to ShelterBox  which provides  disaster relief  throughout the world  and other beneficiaries  will include Barrow Women’s Centre.

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