Meanwhile ~ On the Rostrum

On the rostrumEnjoyed a memorable and most enjoyable evening at Origins Restaurant in Shrewsbury earlier this week where a charity gala dinner was held to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Shropshire Cat Rescue. Lots of enthusiastic supporters and guests in attendance, all of whom were treated to a delicious meal by the students and staff of Shropshire’s Catering College.

A large number of raffle prizes having been kindly donated by both friends of the Charity as well as members of the local business community, these, together with goods to be auctioned were briskly disposed of during the evening, raising a not insubstantial sum for SCR’s Big Purr Project.

Our appointed Auctioneer for this happy occasion finding himself unavoidably detained on business in Berlin, it fell to myself, more accustomed to bidding from the floor than seeking bids from the rostrum, to step in and wield the gavel, in the process raising a total of some £1000.00 GBP from the assembled diners. My sincere thanks are due to all those who so enthusiastically took part and contributed so generously.