2024 Northern Event

Since their introduction in 2023, the Northern Events have proved to be extremely popular and this one, our third, certainly was – on a Leap Year evening.

More than 90 Old Friends and guests gathered again at Chophyraya, a modern oriental venue situated in the heart of Leeds city centre and this was a record attendance for an informal event!

We had the exclusive use of the upstairs area and balcony complete with private bar.

The catering was excellent – really good food and a great variety of dishes which were replenished constantly.

It was great to see Graeme and Ruth Chapman at the event. Graeme was promoting his book – “By Thumb to the Lowest Point on Earth” – the incredible story of how, as a young man, he hitchhiked over 6,000 miles through 21 countries with just £100 in his pocket. All proceeds are benefitting The Institute of Cancer Research and the BOSS Business Supplies Charity.

The atmosphere throughout the evening was fantastic and a great night was had by all, with many heading into Leeds afterwards to continue the party.

A very big thank you to Helen Colton and Liz Whyte for organising the evening.

Some more dates for this year’s diary:

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