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Feb

Looking Forward To The Glengoyne Auld EnemyDinner on The Eve Of The Calcutta Cup. Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

The event has previously been held at The Balmoral in Edinburgh and London’s Dorchester.

The Auld Enemy Dinner, held each year on the eve of The Calcutta Cup, is the brainchild of ex-Scotland internationalist Stuart Reid.  

Now in its fourth year, it has raised over £100,000 for charities. Last year, the event, which was held at The Balmoral, was supported by our Edinburgh-based production team Metro Ecosse.  This year, Metro’s London-based team is delighted to be involved providing technical production to support the evening’s fundraising entertainment at The Grand Connaught Rooms.It will be held on March 13th when past players from both sides of the great divide come together socially, and celebrate the oldest rugby fixture in the world along with supporters. The Calcutta Cup is unique; it’s about passion; it’s about rivalry and it’s about winning at all costs and defeating the “Auld Enemy”.

Promising to be the best rugby dinner on the calendar, this year’s annual Auld Enemy Dinner will be held at the prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden with tickets available from £240 per head.

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Our production team is led by Project Manager Dave Ashman.  Dave’s design concept will complement the corporate identity of sponsor Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky; the stage will be finished in black and gold and mood lighting will create a classic feel with a warm gold theme.  Dave’s crew will also manage sound, presentation visuals and cue the show which will incorporate games and quizzes, a players’ panel, a charity auction, after-dinner entertainment and a late bar

The event is compered each year by sports broadcaster Jill Douglas.
This year, funds raised will support two worthy charities: 
RESTART, the RPA Benevolent Fund, which was established in 2001 to support professional players who have been forced to retire from the game due to serious injury or illness. 

The second charity is The Clock Tower Fund which is the charity of the 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment at Hereford.
For more information about the event go to http://www.theauldenemy.co.uk/

 

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