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December 2017

Sunday Lunch Run to The Furzedown Hotel, Great Yarmouth

With the local car show season well and truly over for this year, it was nice to have a reason to get the cars out on a run to Great Yarmouth for Sunday lunch.

20 members met up at our usual spot in Roy’s of Wroxham’s car park on a bright morning. We followed David’s vermillion MGB through Hoveton and on towards Stalham before joining the coast road towards Sea Palling and a very pleasant stop for coffee at Waxham Barn. Even though lunch was only a short drive away, members couldn’t resist having a piece of cake or scone to go with their drink! Our departure was slightly delayed with an unplanned photo shoot taken in front of the massive barn and cafe.

Once back in the cars we followed the coast road through Horsey, Winterton, Hemsby and Caister – on – Sea before reaching the Furzedown Hotel at Great Yarmouth, where we joined other members. Owner, and Caister Lifeboat Chairman, Paul Garrod made us very welcome and soon we were sat down an enjoyable lunch with excellent service.

After the meal some members decided to go for a bracing walk through the Venetian Gardens and along the seafront, but dark clouds were looming and we just managed to get back to the cars before it started to rain.

Many thanks go to David for organising the run and lunch.

November Club Night, Bridge Inn, Acle

There was a great turnout of members for the November club night, with 36 members present. David opened the meeting by welcoming Richard and Penny to the club, as well as Ian Kennedy who was a member some 25+ years ago! Ian did comment that the club is a lot bigger than it was back then!

Geoff and Viv, with the help of David, presented a slide show illustrating the volunteering work their son Matt has been doing at an orphanage in Nairobi whilst on a 2 year sabbatical. The Club has agreed to help Matt sponsor a teacher for a year at the orphanage whilst also donating children’s c lothes and toys, which will be transported out there by Matt’s employer BT.

Members also agreed to donate £500 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, who will be visiting the club at the meeting in March.

David reminded members that the next meeting will be the Christmas dinner – please arrive at 7.00pm for sit down at 7.30pm. Menus for the New Year’s Day Run to The Butchers Arms are also required if not already sent.

Charlotte’s Fundraising Haircut

Charlotte Saunders recently had her long hair cut to give to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which supplies and funds high quality wigs made of real hair to children who have hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses. The Club has made a donation of £100 towards Charlotte’s fundraising efforts, which now stand at an amazing £700. Well done Charlotte!!!

New Year’s Day Run to the Butcher’s Arms, East Ruston

The traditional New Year’s Day Run will be a return visit to the Butcher’s Arms at East Ruston. Although, this is a little way off, please see the menu below. The meeting point will be Caister Tesco’s car park for 11.30am. Please give your menu choices to David before Wednesday 20th December.


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