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Annual IRTE Northern Centre dinner dance

22nd Nov 2017

The annual IRTE Northern Centre dinner dance was again held at the Barton Grange Hotel near Preston in November.

The centre was privileged to welcome SOE President Howard Seymour, SOE Past President Shaun Stephenson and Daniel Moir from SOE headquarters in London to the event as honoured guests, along with SOE members, table sponsors and their clients.

The evening began with the Hon. Chairman of the Northern Centre John Haworth welcoming all those present, and thanking them for supporting the dinner dance and centre.

SOE President Howard Seymour then addressed the audience and upon completion of his speech was presented with a commemorative IRTE Northern Centre plaque by committee member Chris Grime and the Hon. Chairman.

SOE Past President Shaun Stephenson then took to the stage and gave a fitting tribute to former SOE Chief Executive Ian Chisholm who sadly passed away in October after a short illness. The whole room then rose to their feet to toast Ian.

The final official duty of the evening was then undertaken as committee members Scott Howard and Chris Grime presented Daniel Moir from SOE headquarters with an IRTE Northern Centre plaque, to mark his first official visit to the centre.

Barton Grange staff then served up a delightful three course meal, before the DJ took over the entertainment duties.

Once again the IRTE Northern Centre committee had generously allowed the NW Air Ambulance fundraising team to run a raffle and auction at the dinner dance. This year they raised money for the public funded charity organisation that saves lives every year throughout the north west with their valuable emergency response service.

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