|Ravenscraig Burns Supper Ticket auction for P7 Tour
Posted 16/1/13 @ 10:09 by Niall McK (Posts: 559)
This is an auction in aid of funds for the tour by the Dalziel Rugby Club Mini’s Section, P7 squad to participate at a Minis’s rugby tournament being held at Stockport Rugby Club just outside Manchester. The P7 players are primary school age boys and girls mainly between the ages of 11 and 12 years, and this is one of the final activities they participate in before they move up to Secondary School and move up to Midi section rugby.
On offer is a pair of tickets to the Ravenscraig Burns Supper at Colville Park Golf and Country Club, Jerviston, Motherwell, on the evening of Friday 25th January.
This is a prestigious Burns Supper, for which there are no tickets available to buy, all 320 places are fully filled and usually attendance is by invitation only..
There have been many famous and infamous speakers at previous suppers, such as Tony Blair, John Reid, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (his armed body guards in attendance) with the supper even having been mentioned in Hansard.
This year’s special guest speakers are:-
The Immortal Memory - Alex Salmond, First Minister of the Scottish Parliament
And The Toast to the Lassies - Tam Cowan, Journalist and broadcaster and life long Motherwell FC supporter
Other ‘Top Table’ guest are –
Chairman - Gerry Toye, HR Director, Tata Steel
Toast to the guests - Brian Millar, Past Rector of Dalziel High School (Retired)
Reply for the guests - Michael Leahy, General Secretary of Unite union
- Jim Robertson, Provost for North Lanarkshire
- Nat Edwards, Curator of the Burn’s Centre Alloway
- Andy Scott : Sculptor (notable for the Clydesdale Horse near the M8 at Easterhouse)
- Stevie Kirk – ex SPL Footballer
- among others…
The menu includes, Soup (cock-a-leekie), followed by a small (ish) appetiser of traditional Haggis Neeps and Tatties, the main course being Roast Beef, Boiled Baby jacket potatoes and a vegetable medley.
* * Unfortunately this is a gentlemen only evening, but the ladies can still bid for them as a surprise gift for the man/men in you life * *
The face value of these tickets is £20 each, but as I said earlier they are not on general sale* *!
Bids should be made by email to Graeme.McPherson@bskyb.com and I'll keep you informed how your bid stands, as yet I have not set a closing date, but it will be no later than 5pm on Monday 21st January 2013.
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