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Burns Night boost for MS charity

A TRADITIONAL Burns Night attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull raised £1,000 to support Solihull people with MS.

A TRADITIONAL Burns Night attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull raised £1,000 to support Solihull people with MS.

In line with tradition, Coun Norman Davies recited the Scottish bard’s poem ‘Auld Rob Morris’ about an impossible love for an heiress in an evening of songs and poetry, attended by almost 90 guests last Saturday (January 23) at the Limes Country Lodge, Earlswood.

A charity auction featured lots of prizes including a cricket bat from the Champions Trophy final when England beat the West Indies, signed by the team, which drew a winning bid of £100 while Shirley piper Andy King piped in the haggis.

Jackie Dawkes for the Solihull branch of the MS Society, said: “We were amazed and delighted at people’s generosity. The auction raised £580, with £300 from the raffle, and a well-wisher made up the round £1,000. Everyone enjoyed the fine food and entertainment while they helped local people who are so grateful for the support of their local community.”

Members of the Solihull MS branch are increasing their help to almost 250 people affected by MS.

For more information, call the MS branch on 0121 745 7981or mssocietysolihull@hotmail.com

 

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