Christmas Lunch 

 

Sixty six members and guest attended our annual Christmas lunch held on Saturday the 13th December 2014 at Rigoletto’s Italian Restaurant in the DW Stadium.

The meal was served followed pre luncheon drinks and there was very positive feedback on the quality of the food and the welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant.

The Chairman Peter Wilson gave a speech thanking members for their contribution to the work of the Ramblers and to people who had served as walks leaders during the past year.  He also appealed for more members to come forward to lead local walks and help to spread the workload.

Frank Atherton then stepped up to proceed with the raffle and the festive prizes were duly claimed by the lucky winners.

It has become a custom for the membership to express their thanks to a number of people who have made a significant contribution to the activities of the Group during the past year by presenting gifts to a number of people in recognition of the efforts.  The presentations were made by always eloquent and very able Ruth Duckworth.

With the function concluded and people began to disperse shortly after 3-00 pm to either make their way home or regroup in various watering holes in Wigan to keep the festive atmosphere going into the evening.