Men in inflatable suits dance the Turkey Trot for Great Yarmouth and District Round Table

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston 2014 Turkey Ball. The Turkey Trot. Picture by Vick Smith. Great Yarmouth and Gorleston 2014 Turkey Ball. The Turkey Trot. Picture by Vick Smith.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
5:12 PM

Black ties, ball gowns and men dressed as turkeys - the first Great Yarmouth turkey ball in four years has been hailed as a tasty triumph.

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Great Yarmouth and Gorleston 2014 Turkey Ball. Round Table members.Great Yarmouth and Gorleston 2014 Turkey Ball. Round Table members.

Some 385 people went along to the fundraising ball organised by the recently revived Great Yarmouth and District Round Table.

The Round Table club, which has returned after a four year break, has breathed new life back into the local event, which had previously been a much-loved tradition.

The Valentines themed black tie event took place at the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston on Saturday, February 15.

Matt Smith, one of the organisers, said: “Attendee numbers way surpassed our expectations and we are humbled by the support and generosity we received.”

Along with dancing to live music by the Lee Vasey Band, the night also saw all the Round Table members entertain guests with a Turkey Trot, where they paraded the roasted turkeys dressed in turkey and chef suits, before carving the roasts at the tables.

Lots of local businesses had supported the event which raised £5,000 for the James Paget University Hospital’s neonatal ward by donating raffle and auction prizes.

The raffle included prizes such as a 3D television and a year’s worth of ale donated by Lacons and raised £2,000.

The auction lots included Norwich City FC match tickets raising £350, paintings and photographs from local artists raised £500 and a home dinner party cooked by Ingham Swan owner and Michelin rated chef Daniel Smith raising £1,500.

Martin Marsh, Round Table chairman, said “We couldn’t have raised such a fantastic amount for my chosen charity without the support of so many local businesses, we are most grateful for their kind help.

“We have had so much positive feedback about the event, we’re already starting to plan its return in 2015.”

More information about the Great Yarmouth and District Round Table can be found at www.greatyarmouth.roundtable.co.uk.

2 comments

  • I have now found out about this. It is for ages 18 - 44, which is against the HR act Article 21 (1) Non-Discrmination.(age is included) I assume that they have an exemption from this part of the act ?. If not, why are they discrminating ? EDP Investigate please.

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    "V"

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • And how do you become a member of the "round table" then, or is it yet another closed club, just for the select few ?

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    Friday, March 7, 2014

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