Northern Cross sponsors Cape Town Burns Night

Cape Town – The Cape Town Burns Supper Club’s signature event will this year celebrate the great bard’s birth and all things Scottish in grander style than ever before.

On Saturday 11 February, Kelvin Grove Club in Newlands will be awash in tartans of many hues, bagpipes, whisky galore, haggis, song, music and dance from the Highlands and islands, a serious charity auction and a whole lot more – along with a capacity crowd not known to be shy in showing its enthusiasm for revelry, charity and home-grown Scottish chic.   

Eminent local and international speakers are on the billing and, says headline sponsor North Cross Wealth Management’s Renee Yuille: “The lasting strength and depth of these Scots traditions and the ideals passed from generation to generation and kept alive in such an open and unfettered manner, are certainly values we can identify with and support.”   

The backing of part sponsor, the British Chamber of Commerce, underlines the importance of maintaining cultural identity, especially around the qualities championed in the life and works of a national icon such as Robert Burns, gifted and observant writer, chronicler and humanitarian.

The evening also celebrates the benevolence of charity. A considerable sum is raised each Burns Dinner and this year the beneficiaries of the auction slot will be the Christine Revell Children’s Home for abandoned and abused infants and the Sarah Fox Hospital for palliative care and terminally ill children.

Focal speakers at the dinner will be Deputy British High Commissioner Peter Boxer; Lord Simon McDonald of Moidart OBE; Shadow Minister for Energy Gordon Mackay MP and CEO of the SA Fashion Council Anita Stanbury.


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