A Scottish Winter Feast

By Elisa
Posted: 30/01/2024

On Thursday 25th January we celebrated Burns Night as part of our annual fundraiser Winter Feast.

Over 50 guests enjoyed a delicious Scottish feast, live music by the Headway band and a live poetry reading by our members Stuart, Kim and Ade and volunteer Sarah, including a toast from the laddies and the response from the lassies!

The menu, prepared by our kitchen crew with the support of Scottish Kitchen Manager Thomas, included home baked oatcakes with Isle of Mull cheddar, tender and tasty venison (or vegetarian Haggis) and the famous Cranachan, a traditional Scottish dessert of oats, cream, whisky and raspberries.

To celebrate the Scottish bard, our members’ writing group, also known as Baby Shoes, shared three original short stories and provided the guests with ‘seeds’ to inspire them to write their own.

It was no surprise the evening ended with our guests standing up, finding a dance partner, and following detailed instructions from our experienced staff members to dance the Ceilidh.

 

Here is what our guests said about this special evening:

An amazing dinner, great company. What a great charity and group of inspiring people!”

Lovely food and a very well put together evening – thank you! I had my first taste of venison too and it was goooood!”

The whole evening has bought such a glow to my heart – such warmth and wonderfulness! It’s inspiring to see Headway’s home and feel the kind of atmosphere you all create here. Inspiring people, uplifting music, poetry and of course delicious food! THANK YOU!

 

Enjoy this photo gallery and keep an eye on our social media and newsletter to find out more about the next supper club.

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