Events captured in pictures
The Michelham Priory Lodge social committee plan a number of social events for the year with the aim to; build a social foundation for Lodge members, their families, friends and our widows and to raise money for charity. We also organise centre wide events to promote the centre and our aims, e.g. a first-aid course.
Here are a few pictures from some of our events in 2018.
We closed the 2018 social calendar with our Christmas lunch. Members along with their friends, families and guests and the Lodge Widows came together to enjoy a tasty festive lunch at the Sundial Restuarant. Charity being at the heart of what we do, our raffle raised over £270 towards our chosen charities.
Rather than showing a photo montage of revellers enjoying the 2018 Ladies Festival Weekend in Bournemouth, we thought it would be nice to hear what some of our guests have said about their weekend.
On a hot and sunny day in July, we enjoyed our annual summer BBQ. We had great food and company and were entertained by a Ukulele band.
We organised a first-aid course for members of all the Herstmonceux Lodges and their wives with the aim to increase the level of safety at the centre and in our daily lives. The one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course was professionally run with each of the 10 attendees receiving a certificate following practical training and assessment. Not only was the learning invaluable, but we had fun too.
The weather was a little cool but we all enjoyed a trip aboard the M.V. Dannie Lee, an ex-Navy Lifeboat, on the river Rother from Bodiam Castle for lunch at the Lime Warfe Cafe at Newenden. It was a lovely trip and the lunch was really tasty.
Some our members and their partners went on a tour of the Denbies Winery in May which was followed by a wine tasting in the Denbies wine cellar and culminating in Sunday lunch in their Garden Restuarant.
Friends and members of the Lodge enjoying an evening at the Sundial Restaurant in Herstmonceux helping to raise money for our charities.
We started the 2018 social season with a Valentines dinner held at the Cottage Restaurant in Hailsham. We had a great turn out, a fabulous meal and raised some money for our charities.