Middleton Hall Retirement Village raises funds for alzheimer's charity

Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, County Durham, held its annual supper in aid of its chosen charity for the year, The Alzheimer’s Society

Tam Keay with Debby Lamont and Shaun Birkin
Tam Keay with Debby Lamont and Shaun Birkin

Baked haggis served with a traditional clootie pudding were on the menu at a retirement village’s annual charity Burns Night supper.

Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, County Durham, held its annual supper in aid of its chosen charity for the year, The Alzheimer’s Society.

As well as a formal dinner, the event featured Scottish music, poetry recital, a piper and dancing and was quite a family affair.

Tam Keay (MBE) was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Tam is the father of Debby Lamont, Middleton Hall’s head of care and quality, while singer Erica Jones, a housekeeper at the village and a student of performing arts, is the daughter of family living manager, Gail Jones. Jones provided performances of Amazing Grace and also Flower of Scotland.

Jeremy Walford, managing director of Middleton Hall, said: “This was the first of many fundraising events we’ll be holding for the Alzheimer’s Society this year.

“We’ve held a Burns Night supper at Middleton Hall for 11 years so it’s a bit of a tradition. The food was excellent and the night certainly went with a swing.”

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