Haggis '˜addressed' at society's event

Worthing Society for the Blind members celebrated Scottish poet Robert Burns' birthday with a Burns event last Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 2:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 2:23 pm
Worthing mayor Sean McDonald parades the haggis

Toastmaster was the society’s president and Worthing town crier Bob Smytherman and guests included Worthing mayor Sean McDonald.

Mrs Frances Pritchard, HQ manager, said: “The 22 vision-impaired members present were treated to an enjoyable afternoon celebrating the birthday of Robbie Burns.

“They experienced the traditional Scottish ceremony ‘Address to the Haggis’, along with a portion of haggis.

“Cherry Ward kindly cooked up a tasty stew, which was accompanied by a tot of whisky to honour the Scottish bard.”

Entertainment was provided by Peter Ridge, Mick Parker and bagpiper David Buchanan, who kindly gave a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Worthing Society for the Blind has been providing support and help to vision-impaired people of the town for more than 100 years.

Based at the headquarters in Rowlands Road, the charity provides a wide range of services that members can access from support, information, resources and social activities.

The next event is Dean Ager, a Rat Pack tribute singer, entertaining on Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm. Tickets are £6.

Visit www.wsftb.org.uk for more information.

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