Tuesday 17 February 2015

Burns' Night Charity Supper

The skirl of the pipes!

Thank you to members and friends who travelled to Leyland in Lancashire from far and wide for a Burns' Night Supper recently. It is a great reflection on the growth of the Order here in Great Britain that although this was only a "local" event, members and friends gathered from London, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Yorkshire and Glasgow - including a number of candidates for admission to the Order later this year. 

We were raising funds for Cardinal Ranjith's Charity SUROL for those affected by leprosy in Sri Lanka.  A great time was had, drawing on the talents and skills of members to provide the evening and its entertainment.  After our running costs, we are pleased that the evening raised £550.

Chev. Anthony Dickinson and H.E. Chev. Matthew Jackson sipping a Bellini on arrival.
Not quite in keeping with the Scottish theme but nobody seemed to mind!

Thanks to local piper Mr Bob Wilson, who did the honours escorting in the Haggis!

 The Haggis is traditionally clapped in to the accompaniment of pipes. 

 The Chancellor - as he hails originally from Scotland, addressed the Haggis.


 The Pipes laid aside, we could get down to eating.  Thanks to members Daniel and Margaret Lawler who were the cooks for the evening - just glimpsed here through the kitchen door!

 Chev. Anthony Dickinson KLJ entertains us with a few Scottish ballads.