Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group 25th Silver Anniversary Dinner Celebration, Bagden Hall Hotel, Saturday, 12. October 2019


Invitation
We warmly invite you to join us for our 25th silver anniversary celebration at the beautiful and spacious settings of Bagden Hall.
All members of the deaf community are welcome including your deaf and hearing partners, family and friends.  Children are also welcome.
Your ticket price includes a full charity ball dinner, Buck's fizz drinks on arrival, entertainment by our popular deaf comedian, John Smith and a raffle prize.
Please note: - The ticket price does not include accommodation.  You may wish to book your room at Bagden Hall Hotel.  For alternative accommodation, please see list below ‘Accommodation Options’.
If you would like to join us, please purchase your tickets via Eventbrite website.
***** ticket is £50 and there is a special concessionary price of £30 for each child and DDYC members.
***** - £50 per person
Child (up to 17) - £30 per person
DDYC member - £30 per person
Donations are welcome and they are accepted through our Eventbrite page or via DEX website at 
When you purchase your ticket, you will need to select your meal choices for starter, main course and dessert.  There are also options for child meal, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, Halal and other dietary requirements.
Closing date for menu choices and event bookings is 31st July 2018.
Dress code: Casual smart
First come, first served.
Note: - There will be no refunds on bookings made.
We look forward to meeting you there.

Schedule of Evening
4.00pm – Arrival and welcome
Portrait / family photography by Georgina Brown
6.30pm – Buck’s fizz drinks on arrival
6.45pm – Welcome message from Jill Jones, Chair of DEX
followed by
Short Visual Presentation of DEX – past, present and future
7.00pm – Dinner
9.00pm – Entertainment – by Comedian John Smith*
9.30pm – Raffle
10.00pm - Entertainment – Deaf Rapper*
10.30pm – DJ*
12pm – Close
*Start time of entertainments are subject to change – to be confirmed.

Full dinner menu
Dinner starts at 7.00pm.
Choose one from the following options.  You will be able to select your choices when you purchase your ticket on Eventbrite. 
STARTERS
Wild Mushroom and Thyme Soup
Goat’s Cheese, Onion Chutney and Basil Tart, rocket salad, balsamic glaze
Duck Liver and Orange Pate, apple and sultana, chutney, petit pan
MAINS
Slow Braised Blade of Beef, horseradish mash, rich stout gravy
Pan Roast Chicken wrapped in Parma ham, tomato and basil sauce
Roast Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire pudding, rich red wine gravy
DESSERTS
Chef’s Sticky Toffee Pudding, hot fudge sauce, vanilla ice cream
Lemon Torte, raspberry puree, pouring cream
Apple and Mixed Berry Crumble, vanilla custard
OTHER OPTIONS
Child meal
Vegan* (no animal food)
Vegetarian* (no meat)
Gluten free*
Halal* 
Special diet (please state)
* Full menu will be sent to you separately after 31st July 2018

How to get there
By train – nearest rail station is Denby Dale.  5 mins by taxi/car to hotel.  35-40 mins walk on foot.  Taxi booking to reach hotel is recommended.
By car – please read detailed directions to hotel on Bagden Hotel website at: 
By air – nearest airports are Leeds Bradford (25 miles from hotel) and Manchester Airport (35 miles from hotel)
Note: - Disabled people / wheelchair users – access is from rear of Bagden Hall Hotel building

Accommodation Options
There are plenty of places to stay around Scissett area including nearby main towns of Wakefield, Huddersfield and Barnsley.
Hotels
Bagden Hall, Scissett – 
Midgley Lodge Motel, Wakefield – 
Travelodge, Wakefield (Northbound) – 
The Fairway, Barnsley – 
Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield – 
B&B/Inns
The White Heart, Penistone – 
Three Acres Inn & Restaurant, Huddersfield – 
The Woodman Inn, Huddersfield – 

For enquires, please contact: -
 Jill Jones – Chair of DEX
E: jilljones@
SMS: 0785 07 44 398

Georgina Brown – Event Organiser
E: georginabrown4280@
SMS: 0775 22 44 237
 
Ian Randell – Event Co-Organiser
E: ianrandell@outlook.com
SMS: 0752 36 72 094
 
FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is no minimum age. Everyone is welcome. A reduced price is offered for children 17 and younger.
 What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is ample parking on-site. The nearest station is Denby Dale, 35-40 minute walk to the hotel. Taxi booking / or lift to hotel is recommended.
 What can I bring into the event?
Please bring a suitable raffle prize.
Dress code is casual smart.
Who can I contact for further details?
You may contact the Jill Jones, Chair of DEX, Georgina Brown, Event Organiser or Ian Randell, Event Co-Organiser by email or text message.  Please see details above.
What's the refund policy?
Sorry, there are no refunds on ticket sales.
Can I buy multipule tickets?
Yes, you can.  Up to maximum of 10 people for each ticket type.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes.

What is DEX?
The Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group campaigns to support deaf children in mainstream and Deaf Schools, encouraging bilingualism and develop a positive sense of deaf identity and well-being for all deaf children.
Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group (DEX): 
DEX Perience Facebook page

Saturday, 12. October 2019, Bagden Hall Hotel, Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group 25th Silver Anniversary Dinner Celebration

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