On 7th February myself and my wife Joy attended the annual dinner of the Caravan and Camping Club Cornwall District Association at the Ponsmere Hotel in Perranporth.
The event was black tie so Joy was very happy to see me doing my impression of a recently trussed up turkey in my dinner suit. David, this years Chairman was unfortunately indisposed as he had recently injured his ankle so was sat in the dining room on his own because it was very difficult for him to move around the hotel on crutches.
Introduction over we were shown to the top table for our meal. To be honest I thought that there would be more than one recipient of a donation during the evening but it was apparently only us… The guests filed in, hands were shaken and just as we sat down the Chairman leaned across and muttered in my ear. “Oh I forgot to tell you that we don’t have a guest speaker so if you could chat a bit longer we would be very pleased’. Gulp! Yes no problem.
The meal was great and as a practitioner of the art of eating I was very happy, puddings done with and on to the presentation and a huge surprise.
We were presented with a cheque for £1080.84 which completely threw me as I was not expecting such a large amount.
The speech went well they laughed in all the right places and wiped tears away when required so from my perspective it was a great success.
The evening carried on with a band in the function room and lots of enquiries about what we got up to as Blood Bikers so all in all it was a great evening and if I’m honest the dinner suit wasn’t that uncomfortable…
A big thank you to the Caravan and Camping Club Cornwall District Association for their support.