Lodge hosts Burns Supper in aid of Kelso Poppy Ladies

From the generosity of the company the night raised a magnificent £474. The Right Worshipful Master, Brother Tim Slater, presented a cheque for £500 to Paula Wight and Maureen Hogarth from the Kelso Ladies Poppy Group.

It was a superb night of fun at Lodge Kelso & Tweed with 40 guests in attendance.

There was a full programme of toasts, poems and song. Music was provided by Brothers Gordon Brown and Bill Elliot on the accordion accompanied by Alan Veitch on the small pipes. The haggis was piped in by Pipe Major Alan Veitch and the address was given by Bro Jim Brown PM. The Immortal Memory was expertly delivered by Bro Gareth Davies PM.

Bro Bill Heaney PM had everyone on their knees with “Holy Willie’s Prayer”. The Toast to the Lassies by Bro Mick Todd IPM had us all in stitches with an equally humorous reply from Mrs Fiona Brown. Bro Rob Cockburn PM had the company enthralled with “Tam o’ Shanter” and “To a Mouse”. The programme ended with Bro Jim Brown PM reciting that favourite “The Haggis o’ Private McPhee”. 

The Kelso Ladies Poppy Group goes to great lengths to decorate the town during a period of remembrance and the Lodge is always happy to support our local charities, it’s what we do! 

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