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Torquay Burns Night revellers raise £1,700 for charities

By Herald Express  |  Posted: February 09, 2014

IN FULL REGALIA: Piper Scott Davidson and drummer Brian Rankin at the Burns Night celebration Maria Holmes Photography

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ONE of the largest Burns Night celebrations in the south west was enjoyed by more than 200 people in Torquay.

The 10th Round Table Burns Night at the Grand Hotel raised £1,700 for three charities this year, the Round Table's Children's Wish charity, making dreams come true for children with terminal illness, Macmillan Nurses, and Check Point Torbay, a local charity helping local young children in the Bay.

Lee Hargreaves, co-ordinator of Burns Night, said: "We think this is one of the largest Burns Night celebrations in the south west and always have great help from the Grand Hotel.

"This year we had people attending the event from Plymouth, Bristol and London as well as local individuals."

The gala meal included the piping in of the haggis and the traditional address to the haggis. Everyone then had the chance to dance to a ceilidh band, Home Brew.

The evening was then finished with two hours of top tunes from Elite Wedding Discos.

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