What an evening!! With bubbly to start, wonderful food, and rousing singing and flag-waving to finish. The rafters rang with sea shanties, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem and many people were hoarse by the time they left. In all there were over 80 people involved, with Jeff Wakefield starting the proceedings off by relating the history of the Proms from the vantage point of performing there for 33 years as Leader of the 2nd violins, alongside his wife Audrey with her 25 years experience with the 1st violins.
Many thanks are due; to Anthony Flack who organised the whole event and the drink procurement, to Michael Gore who solved the problem of getting a signal into the Church, Tony Fox who laboured long and hard on the logistics of setting up and taking down, Jackie and Dorothy for the super food, John Honsinger for his help with publicising and decorating of the Church, Alex Smith of TMI Foods for helping to sponsor the supper, everyone who donated raffle prizes and all those who entered into the spirit of the evening in their patriotic attire. The icing on the cake is that there was an overall profit of £1463 towards the redesign of the teapoint/kitchen area. Congratulations to everyone involved.