The East Midlands Christmas Lunch was, yet again, an outstanding success with 500 members and guests enjoying the afternoon at the regular venue – the Park Inn Hotel, Northampton.
Barry Williams, our ever present master of ceremonies, had arranged some first class entertainment which began with a game of "Higher or Lower" which raised over £3,000.
Following on from a excellent meal, which included Steak and Kidney Pie we had both comedians and a guest speaker - Matt Le Tissier the former Southampton and England footballer, who now is a Sky TV presenter.
During the afternoon raffle tickets were sold along with a number of auction items to increase the funds on the day. A very successful lunch resulted in the branch raising over £15,000 and a lot of happy members and guests went off into Northampton in the evening to continue with their pre-Christmas festivities!
A big thank you to everyone who attended and to the ladies who behind the scenes manage the raffle and generally ensure the day runs smoothly.