With the evenings drawing in rapidly, attention inevitably turns to Christmas. Once again, the BRBDC are preparing for their next Luncheon, which they hope you will be able to support.
This has been arranged for Thursday 5 December, at The Memorial Stadium commencing at 12 noon, with the intention of concluding festivities at about 2.45 pm.
We are absolutely delighted, and indeed privileged, that the Manager, Graham Coughlan, has very kindly agreed to speak to us after we have dined. It is the first time many of us will have had an opportunity to hear Graham in person and, from what we understand from others, he will provide a most entertaining and amusing talk.
What’s on the menu?
Complimentary Drink on arrival
Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato & Basil Soup
Roast Breast of Turkey, with Stuffing Balls, Chipolata Sausages and Cranberry Sauce accompanied by a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables and potatoes
(Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten free options are listed below but must be ordered at the time of booking)
Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
(There is an optional choice of Fruit Salad but this must be ordered at the time of booking.)
Freshly brewed filter Coffee and mini Mince Pies
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten free options: (must be ordered at the time of booking)
Cajun Sweet Potato Roulade filled with Vegan Cream Cheese, sweet and spicy Red Pepper and Red Onion chutney (Nut free) or
Luxury Nut Roast and Wild Mushroom Rice mix with Cranberry, Cashew and Chestnuts
We have been able to obtain sponsorship specifically to reduce the increased BRFC prices so we are delighted to advise that the price for this Luncheon will be reduced to £23 per head.
We hope that this will provide sufficient incentive for you all to support the function.
How to Book
Simply transfer £23 per head into the Blue Diamond Club bank account
Sort code = 30-84-75 / Account = 54242268
Please add your name in the reference box
If you wish to pay by cheque, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for his address details
Bookings close on Thursday 28 November 2019
Reserve a table (of 10-12)
Please email email@example.com with the names of the guests on your table once they have all paid
Raffle prizes for Christmas lunch
Even at this early stage, the following prizes have already been sourced:
Pair of tickets for a forthcoming Bristol Rovers home match
Bottles of red and white wine
(both the above have been kindly donated by Bristol Rovers FC)
Selection of Teas from Whittards of Chelsea
Litre bottle of Whisky
Selection box from Hotel Chocolat
In the past Andrew Baker has very kindly been able to obtain some very attractive and unusual prizes. We very much miss his imagination but if any of you feel able to supply a prize in keeping with the high standards already set and which would be acceptable to any of the recipients in the room, please let Roger Brinsford know.
Who we are supporting this time
Many of you who regularly attend games know that the Community Trust has resurrected the ‘GasGirls’ Womens’ football teams. The first team are doing extremely well in their first season in the Gloucestershire County Womens League Division One. However, Adam Tutton has told us that our particular donation would enable the Trust to pay a Coach for a specific group coming through the ranks. This we consider will be an admirable cause in which to direct our donation.
Unfortunately, our keyboard player from the last two Christmases is unavailable having reached a milestone birthday and is celebrating away. At the moment we are endeavouring to find a keyboard player (with keyboard!) who can deputise and accompany us, as it would be disappointing if we can’t render our version of the ‘Twelve Nights’. Incidentally, if any of you are aware of someone who could assist, please contact Roger Brinsford or Mo Bell.
As you probably remember from the last two Christmases, our resident MC, Alan Cockayne, hands over his gavel for the occasion. We are delighted to welcome back Nick Day for our Festive lunch. With Nick having shed well over 10 stone since many of you last saw him, we am sure you will all want to congratulate him on his hugely successful slimming exercise. Not for nothing is he now known amongst his friends as ‘Nick (half) Day!