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The Forever Friends Appeal is Burns’ Night beneficiary charity

The Pump Rooms has announced The Forever Friends Appeal as its beneficiary charity for its highly anticipated Burns’ Night celebrations on Friday 23rd January 2015.

The annual event, which was awarded Winner of the Best Celebratory Event at the 2014 BEHTA Awards this year, will celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns in true Scottish style, whilst raising funds for The Forever Friends Appeal in their mission to raise £8.5m towards the cost of a pioneering new cancer centre at the Royal United Hospital.

Guests will enjoy a sparkling drinks reception around the magical torch-lit roman baths before being served a supper devoted to the poet’s Scottish heritage, including traditional haggis, fillet steak accompanied by ‘Belhaven’ ale gravy, and classic Scottish dessert cranachan.

Entertainment will run throughout the evening with Burns’ poetry readings by Leonard Pearcey, a traditional piper and Gailic ceilidh dancing, as well as live music from the White Horse Band.

A charity raffle for The Forever Friends Appeal will also be held on the evening.

Jo Common, Corporate Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal comments:  “We’re thrilled to be chosen as beneficiary charity for the Burns Night event to help us get that step closer to our target for a pioneering new Cancer Centre.  What a fabulous way to celebrate Burn’s Night in 2015 by attending a Scottish themed evening in the beautiful setting of the Bath Pump Rooms – raising funds that will help transform care for patients with cancer and their families at the RUH.”

Kayleigh Robbins, marketing executive at The Pump Room, comments: “It’s great to be supporting a charity who are so close to the community. We hope that people will come along to enjoy what promises to be a fantastic evening, whilst helping to raise funds for a truly great cause.”

Tickets for the evening are now on sale at £55 per person. To book tickets or for more information email events.bath@searcys.co.uk or call 01225 444477.

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