Annual fund raising event
By Robert Gill
Since 1984, the Welwyn Garden City Committee for Action Medical Research has held an annual Burns Night Supper to celebrate the immortal bard and raise money for Action Medical Research. A total of £36,000 has been raised to 2012 and the event continues to be an annual event on the Welwyn Garden City social calendar.
The event which takes place in a local school, currently Stanborough School, follows the traditional Burns Supper approach with a piper opening the event; addressing of the haggis; a traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties; speeches to the immortal memory and traditional dancing led by the local Strathgade ceilidh group.