On Saturday 4th May, the club held a 'black-tie' dinner in the clubhouse. It was the only scheduled 'black-tie' event of the year and the Captains were slightly worried about the number of people who would attend, but how wrong they were ... it sold out! .
It was decided that the event would be for this year's charity, and include a raffle and an auction. The raffle prizes were three large hampers, and for the auction, a magnum of red wine, two signed Roald Dahl prints, and the main lot: a dinner for 12 cooked by Sarah Brice, Mandy Ellis and Sue Siddle.
The clubhouse was superbly decorated with the charity's bunting and balloons; the Roald Dahl charity car was parked outside the clubhouse, and seven of the charity workers/nurses attended the dinner. There was a fantastic buzz around the clubhouse on the evening, with 96 people attending and, as the guests arrived, the noise level increased. The ladies were dressed for the occasion and even the men had scrubbed up well !
Chef Danny and his team produced a delicious dinner of smoked salmon, lamb shank and lemon and raspberry cheesecake, followed by cheese, coffee and chocolates. The raffle was drawn and, believe it or not, Liz Stacey won both third prize and first prize, so very sweetly donated the third prize hamper to the auction. Unbelievably the raffle made £900 and the auction added to the nights total of over £2,000 for the charity....truly amazing!
Jackie Marie our entertainer, a soul singer and Diana Ross tribute act, had the most amazing voice and struggled to find enough room on the dance floor as she had everyone dancing! In fact, our guests did not want the evening to end. Lady Captain and co-organiser Sarah Brice commented: "It was just so good to have such an incredible atmosphere in the clubhouse, we can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity."