Yorkshire hospice to celebrate Burns Night with whisky, haggis and a genuine piper

Written by Callum Patterson for DonateToday

PUBLISHED: 16:27, 11th Jan 2018 | UPDATED: 16:47, 11th Jan 2018

Those of Scottish heritage are encouraged at attend the event in traditional dress

Don your best tartan garments and prepare for a night of haggis, whisky and Scottish entertainment at St Andrew’s Hospice’s Appetite restaurant in Grimsby which will celebrate Burns Night on Thursday 25 January.

‘Our Burns Night Supper will feature a traditional three-course meal, with a vegetarian haggis option,’ said the hospice’s Geoff Jago. ‘There will be a dram for traditional toasts and we will have Scottish-themed entertainment, speeches and verses.

‘Perhaps most importantly, we are delighted to welcome piper Hugh Higgins to perform for us,’ Geoff continued. ‘He is a professional piper and a veteran of many Burns Nights.

‘For those of Scottish heritage, we would love to see you in traditional dress,’ Geoff enthused. ‘Places are limited for the event, so we would encourage you to get tickets purchased for what is sure to be a memorable night.’

Memorable, indeed: the St Andrew’s Hospice Burns Night supper is set to include a three-course meal including soup, haggis or chicken, a traditional Scottish dessert, followed by coffee and shortbread.

As well as the delicious food available, attendees can look forward to traditional Scottish entertainment, including Hugh Higgins’ piper performance, a dram for their traditional toasts, and a selection of beers available to purchase for a further charge.

Tickets are priced at £35 per person and can be purchased at the Appetite restaurant on Peaks Lane in Grimsby or by calling 01472 350 908, extension 229.