As their celebration of the 125th Anniversary of MU in Ireland Derrybrusk branch, and the combined branches of Derryvullen South and Garvary MU joined together to hold a Coffee Morning at Belle Isle Castle (kindly granted), on Saturday 28th April 2012. The weather was lovely, the setting was perfect and there was a very good turn out with some people enjoying their coffee/tea at the tables outside. It was encouraging to see so many young women and children. As well as the tea/coffee it was possible to see around some of the refurbished rooms or just have a walk around the grounds. We were delighted to have the company of our Bishop, his wife and their daughter, Dorothy, who enjoyed their first visit to Belle Isle Castle.
The diocesan chaplain, Rev Canon John Stewart, and the rector of Derrybrusk, Rev Canon David Skuce, were also present.
The Branch Leaders, Christine Mitten, Derrybrusk, and Valerie Stewart, Derryvullen South and Garvary, would like to thank Andrea McIlveen, for all her help and advice and also all the branch members who supplied food, flower arrangements and worked so very hard during the Coffee Morning. Andrea was presented with flowers by Christine Mitten. Mr Charles Plunkett had been very generous with his time and help in planning the event. In his absence, and on his behalf, his wife received a gardening token and Mrs Plunkett was presented with a table centre for herself.
The total realised after expenses was £1170.