The now famous St. George’s Day Lunch has a brilliant reputation for being a wonderful event! With great food, company and entertainment it’s easy to see why!
Always a popular event on the Festival calendar ‘The Lunch’ is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with the great and the good while enjoying a sumptuous five course lunch and some great entertainment. From a welcome drink, through to the charity auction featuring prizes that money just can’t buy. Then it is straight on to your chairs to sing your favourite songs, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and more! All in a last night of the proms sort of way. The floor is then cleared so you can get up and dance the rest of the afternoon away to one of the best dance bands around.
This year, Major Kate Philip from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity will be speaking at the event. Read a short bio below.
Major Kate Philp, a former Royal Artillery officer, was the first British female soldier in recent operations to lose a limb in combat. Kate lost her left leg below the knee in 2008 when the Warrior that she was commanding in Afghanistan ran over a 50kg Taliban bomb.
In December 2013, she joined the ‘Walking With The Wounded’ team to take on the South Pole Allied Challenge. Three teams of wounded service personnel raced 335km on skis. On Friday 13th December, along with HRH Prince Harry, Kate and the teams arrived at the South Pole; a monumental day for all involved.
Kate has been an Ambassador for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity since 2010. She states that ‘I see The Soldiers’ Charity as a hugely important organisation, which embodies that longevity of care for our soldiers and their families.’
She continued serving in the Army until August 2015. Kate has now started her own leadership consultancy, which offers training, coaching and speaking services to organisations and individuals in both the public and private sector.
What? St George’s Day Lunch
When? Friday 21st April
Where? Grand Marquee, Lytham Green
How Much? £65 per ticket or £600 for a table of 10
What Time? 12pm – 7pm