The annual Ellesmere College Parents Society (ECPS) Burns Night was celebrated again this year in true Scottish style by the Parents Society who arranged the tartan themed evening for parents and staff in Big School at the College.
The evening began with the traditional Scottish piper welcoming guests and an interesting whisky tasting presentation by Jim Quinlan. The event also raised £550.00 for the Tear Fund, as chosen by the band master Robin Townsend.
Following a delicious seven course dinner with all the traditional Burns Night delicacies including Scotch broth, smoked haddock, haggis, neeps & tatties, and Aberdeen Angus Beef, guests were entertained by a ceilidh band organised by Robin Townsend, former Lower School teacher at Ellesmere College. Robin explained, "In the true spirit of folk music, we play for fun, and raising funds at the same time is an added bonus."
Jo Astbury and Pauline Hale, co-Chairs of the Parents Society Chair added, "It was a fabulous evening with everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves. The ceilidh band waived their fee so that proceeds from the evening could be donated to their nominated charity, Tear Fund. We were delighted to be able to present Mr. Townsend with a cheque for £550.00."
The ECPS would like to thank the staff at Ellesmere College - particularly Sue Hinks and Gerry Jones - and ECPS members for organisation and the flower arrangements.
For more information on the Ellesmere College Parents Society please visit: ECPS
28th January 2019 Back to News