On Friday 26th January, we held our first ever Burns Night. Around 60 guests joined our Hospice Fundraising Team at Needham House to celebrate the life of the great Scottish writer and poet, Robert Burns, whilst raising vital funds for the Hospice.
The event involved traditional Burns Night toasts and speeches, from the Address to the Haggis (given by Scotsman and Hospice supporter Ed Furye), The Immortal Memory (given by Garden House Hospice Care Trustee, Steve Mellish), the Toast to the Lassies (given by Ed Furye), and of course, the Reply From the Lassies (given by Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Lisa Seccombe). The team were also delighted to be joined by Doug Murray, Senior Nurse who has worked at the hospice for nearly 20 years. Doug, a Scotsman himself, was kitted out in full highland gear and lead the auction and the raffle of the night - he had the whole room joining in with his rendition of 'Donald Where's Your Troosers'.
The event also included a Ceilidh, with live Ceilidh group, Licence to Ceilidh. The band had everyone in the room up dancing!
To view the pictures from the night, Click here