Taverners Roundup

4th Dec 2012

The news from Guernsey this year has been very busy for the Lord’s. We held our grand national race day event at St Pierre Park Hotel and had 130 gentlemen sit down for a great afternoon of fun, we moved onto the last weekend of 29th June with our 3 day Gala event for the Herm Cricket weekend. Celebs and guests from the UK started arriving on the Friday lunch time, guests were transported to St Pierre Park Hotel by local Taverners. Friday eve we held a champagne reception at the farmhouse hotel with 165 guests and all enjoyed a lovely evening. Barry Williams kept the evening rolling along. Saturday morning started with drinks reception, at our Guernsey Lord’s Taverners governor house who hosted drinks on the lawn for 160 Tavernerss and guests. That evening started with a Gala Ball at the hotel with great food and guests very eager to party. A great night was had by all. Sunday morning arrived very quickly and 400 Taverners guests and celebs boarded two ferrys for the 20 minute ride to the island of Herm, the sun shone all day on the cricket field the staff in Herm having spent a lot, time and effort on getting the field ready for play. The marque was laid out to enable guests to sit down and enjoy a lobster and crab lunch, local chairman Toni Clayton welcomed all celebs and guests. A typical Guernsey Lord’s Taverners auction was held before the cricket math, many celebs were very happy to put on the whites and the Lord’s Taverners celebs team took on the Herm Island team many celebs made up the teams.

Chris Tarrant, Lorraine Chase, Perry Fenwick, Jim Rosatile, June Brown, were a few of the 16 celebs that joined us for a great weekend. The whole weekend was a massive success, we had a huge amount of help from our joint sponsors JT telecoms, and sporting bet. A weary Chris Tarrant lifted the winners’ cup again for a second year. A very hardworking committee of Toni Clayton, Micky Robert, Dave Corson, Greville Mitchell and David Shepherd loaded our 400 guests back on the ferries at 6pm. A few hardy ones made it to the dog house hotel for a eve of entertainment put on by Dave Nussbamber. A lot of hard work by the committee and being blessed with wonderful weather and guests we raised £60,000 over the 3 days. Work has started on next year’s event, over the weekend of June 28th to 30th. Tables are selling fast.

We have been able to present a new guard boat to our local sea cadets a 4 metre rib will be of great help to enable them to get children with special needs out on the sea. We are now working hard towards our Christmas children’s party. We will have 24 children as our guests, who will join 150 Taverners and friends at the Farmhouse Hotel.

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