On Friday 4th November 515 people crammed into the home of Southampton Football Club, St Mary's Stadium for the Southern Club's annual Sporting Lunch. Not only was it a record for the number of people attending, but the money raised on the night was also record breaking.
Everyone sat down to an excellent 3 course meal, and the whole proceedings were conducted by regular compare Mr Mike Osman, who kept us highly entertained all afternoon. After the lunch we were introduced to a real gentleman, our guest speaker, Mr Barry McGuigan, ex world boxing champion, who was one of the best speakers they had had with some great stories to tell.
As well as running an Auction and a raffle, 50 new Lighthouse Club Members were signed up. Amazing.
The star of the Auction was the jewel in the Southern Branch crown, the VENTURA. Bought for £29.99 from Tesco in 2001, it has to date raised some
£40,000 for the charity. There are now a considerable amount of people who are ether Founder Members, or 300 Club members of the VENTURA Club.
A special mention must go to Mike Osman, who deserves a great big thank you for all the work he has done and continues to do for The Lighthouse Club Southern.