25th January 20 again brought the second well attended Burns Night hosted by Cotebrook Village Hall.
Sixty-five diners, resplendent in their finery, including a trio of brave men in their kilts, were initially gathered in the Alex Timpson room to sip champagne with canapes. This year “Team Cotebrook” passed the reigns to caterers J & C Bars and Catering who were able to use the hall’s new kitchen facilities to produce and excellent restaurant standard 3-course meal for the hungry and eager revellers.
Haggis was ceremoniously brought to tables whilst the audience were treated to a rendition of a Scottish lament by Walter on his fiddle. A thick and hearty Cock a Leekie soup was the initial offering, followed by roast beef and trimmings, to be concluded with an assiette of delicious sweets. Throughout the proceedings short readings from Robbie Burns were read out giving the whole evening an authentic Scottish feel.
Following a successful raffle and the game of “Heads and Tales” a generous amount was raised enabling Cotebrook Village Hall to make a donation to their current preferred charity, Cancer Research.