Monday, 17 September 2012

99th Garrison supports the MS Society

The 99th Garrison was asked to support the Burnley Branch of the MS Society at an evening's Fundraising event at the Oaks Hotel.

We were asked to do meet and greet as the guests arrived.  I had decided to do Memah for this one and that meant being there early... in my case, 5:30pm.

There was no Craigster for this one so it was straight to the venue.  On arrival we were shown to our rooms for the night and I took over the bathroom to do the transformation!  Ken only lived locally to the venue and brought his Rolls Royce to the hotel to show us.  It is in its mid thirties and was in a bit of state when he bought it but he had given it a lot of TLC and it is now lovely and available for weddings!  Well done Ken!  Jim for a short ride in it with Ken but I had to go and get ready!

I was ready by 6:45 and ready for the first guests to arrive at 7:00pm.  We posed for photos at a £1 a go and even to to pose with Brian Rose - British Light Middleweight Champion and to hold his [very heavy] belt!

We were finished by 8:45pm and then de-kitted [and in my case de-blued] before having some very nice bacon butties that had been supplied for us.  

We then set off for the long journey home not getting back until 11:30 pm.

Thanks to Jim, Ken, James and Grant and to Emma for inviting us along!.

And thanks to Gary Bates for taking the photos! :-)