Portsmouth Dinner 2015
The Trustees of The Vernon Monument Fund are pleased to report on the most recent key fundraising event, held on Friday 5th June 2015.
Rig: Black tie.
Venue: The Royal Naval Club / Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2NT (Opposite “The Pembroke” pub).
Location: See http://www.rnc-rayc.co.uk/contact.html for details and directions
19:00 Pre-dinner drinks and reception with live nautical-style entertainment
19:30 Dinner in Main Dining Room: with a Caribbean-laced menu:
- Smoked salmon and creamed cheese
- Fillet of pork with rum and mango sausage meat stuffing
- Rum crème brûlée
- Alternative menu choices were available on request, to meet special dietary requirements
- Red and white house wine inclusive with dinner
- Rum tot for loyal toast
Revelry: After-dinner events were ably led by the ever-popular entertainer Shep Woolley and his band, including sea shanties and rum-laced toasts
Excitement: Raffle prizes, auction items and a celebrity attendee were all fun events that added sparkle to the “Up-Channel Night” festivities
Beneficiary fund: Project Vernon is registered with the Charity Commission, licence number 1128677. All proceeds from this event will go to the Vernon Monument Fund.
Lead organiser: Mike Critchley, ably supported by David Sandiford and Dixie Dean
Tickets: were priced at £60 per head using the secure PayPal facility below. There was a maximum seating capacity of 110 seats.