Twelve Wakefield MAG members attended the East Yorkshire MAG Blow Away Your Christmas Blues Party on Saturday 10th January at the Sun Inn in Beverley. We all stayed over at the White Horse Inn at nearby Hutton Cranswick for the bargain price of £5 per person, with Full English Breakfast costing £4.50 the following morning, unbelievable bargain or what ?
The party itself was a cracking night and featured live music from the Spirit Levellers, all the way from Richmond, NY (that's North Yorkshire, not New York State). The party had a serious side and that was to raise funds for P.A.C.T (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia), via donations and raffle / tombola. We all bought tickets with varying degrees of success (but mostly none). The pub was packed and as most of us hadn't had any tea, we wandered off to find food outlets, half heading to the local Kebab shop, and the other half opting for a more civilised sit down Indian restaurant. On the way back to Sun Inn, we stopped en-route for a swift pint in a less packed pub and ran into Scarborough MAG, and passed a most pleasant and amusing hour (we won the arm wrestling contest !!).
A brilliant night and the icing on the cake was that the tombola and donations made a staggering £1,157 for P.A.C.T. for research into children's cancer. A result in anyone's book !!