Members of the Association met at Gedling Country Park on Saturday 9th March for a sponsored walk in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. It was a cold and blustery day but ,after a welcome coffee in the 1899 Café, we set off, undaunted, into the teeth of a gale. The walk took us most of the way round the park with horizontal driving rain alternating with sunny intervals. ‘Bracing’ is the word which comes to mind! Having completed our walk, we moved on to the warmth of the Tree Tops Inn for a very welcome lunch. We don’t yet have the total amount raised, but is now (11th March) up to £625. A good morning’s work!
Our February walk took us from Sandiacre to Bramcote Hills Park by way of the Erewash Canal, Stoney Clouds Nature Reserve and Stapleford Hill. The day started with drizzle, but by the time we set off the weather was clearing and we finished in sunshine! After the walk most of us stayed on for lunch at the Sherwin Arms – including some puddings!
Party Night is always fun and Nottingham Lace is a great way to finish!
This year’s Christmas Walk took place at Colwick Park followed by lunch at the Toby Carvery. As so often this year, we avoided the showers and enjoyed a circular route in the Country Park. The walkers were then joined by a number of others for our substantial lunch complete with crackers, jokes and silly hats.
Thanks to Mick for the walk and the organisation.
This year’s celebration of our patron saint was attended by 44 members and guests. They enjoyed good company and a wonderful meal. This was followed by Sylvia Hale proposing the toast to Scotland and was topped off by the ceilidh led by Schuggie MacInnes. Read all about it in the Chanter!
Our past presidents!