On Monday 9 December 2019 seventy-six members, volunteers, their support workers and family members from Headway North Cumbria participated in the Branch’s final event of the year, the Christmas Lunch. Always popular, this was the best attended event of the year and the Function room of The Auctioneer was packed with members, many dressed in festive attire, entering in to the spirit of the occasion.
Chairman, Andrew Kirkpatrick, opened proceedings by welcoming everyone to the event providing a summary of the activities that the Branch had conducted throughout the year and thanking the Committee, volunteers, members and supporters who have given so generously of their time and energy to allow us to conduct such a wide-ranging programme of activities. We were delighted that a number of the individuals that have seen fit to support us with very generous donations had been able to join us for the lunch.
Attendees enjoyed a delicious three course meal followed by coffee and mince pies. The first course was a choice between cream of vegetable soup and melon with fruit sorbet. The main course was a choice between beef, turkey, salmon and nut roast. This was followed by a selection of desserts including Christmas pudding.
A good time was had by all. Crackers were pulled, terrible jokes shared and there was a non-stop flow of conversation and laughter.
Festivities concluded with a raffle which raised £133 for branch funds.
Our thanks go out to the team from The Auctioneer who looked after us so well and to the kitchen staff who produced such an excellent meal.
We would like to wish all the members, volunteers, their families, supporters and friends a very Merry Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year.