The Beachcomber Club, Humberston, our event venue, is situated less than half a mile from the Humber Estuary coastline and the largest tidal surge for over 60 years, caused some local flooding during the previous evening’s high
water. Consequently it gave the Committee some concern that morning but it was with great relief when we learnt the Beachcomber was “high and dry” and that it was” all systems go”.
259 tickets were sold, a little down on the previous year but that did not stop it being a good, lively event. With the present financial climate, it was a very satisfactory attendance figure.
Roger Hunter started the Lunch by reading the Grace that was, as usual, written by Ron Milson, our
President, who was unable to attend. It was written with a little humour, as we have come to
“Another year has now passed by,
It's amazing how time seems to fly,
We Lighthouse folk are pleased to say,
We've helped some people on their way,
And now we relax with a luncheon treat,
So Lord please bless this food we eat”.
The Chairman, Allan Hemmings, started his speech with a tribute to the late Margaret (Maggie) Raison, a dedicated member of the Committee who died on 1 October at the age of 61. Maggie worked tirelessly for the LHC which was always appreciated. Everyone was asked to stand and raise their glass in memory
of Maggie. A short LHC video was shown about a typical case and how the LHC looked after their colleagues and families in times of need.
“Stand-up bingo” and a “fiver” raffle for a gallon bottle of whisky started the proceedings. The audience were entertained with an amusing and interesting act by comedian and illusionist, Billy Flywheel. One volunteer was relieved of his wedding ring and it ended up in a banana!
After the raffle, Committee member, Nick Borst performed a two hour auction marathon with his
usual amusing repartee and speed, for items ranging from Manchester United football tickets, a Kindle, a bicycle to a vast array of cuddly toys, spirits, wine and chocolates which were all keenly bid for.
The Committee were very appreciative of the many donated items and the support of the event from both Companies and individuals.