Scottish War Blinded’s Dumfries and Galloway lunch group wrap up 2018 with Christmas quiz

Posted: 19/12/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded’s Dumfries and Galloway lunch group have topped off a year of new friendships with a musical Christmas quiz.

Outreach Worker Mick Seed unveiled his cornet skills to our veterans, performing snippets of no less than 30 festive tunes – with two competitive teams vying to be crowned winners.

The musical fiesta followed on from a wonderful violin performance to the group in November from talented member Bill McNab.

Mick Seed (left) site with three members wearing their party hats for Christmas

Currently with around a dozen members from the Dumfries and Galloway area attending the monthly meet ups at the Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club, the group are now looking forward to welcoming some new members to their community in 2019.

Veteran George Graham, who has been attending the Dumfries and Galloway lunch group for the past year, said: “I like mixing with the other veterans. You get to meet different people, and you make new friends. It’s an important thing.

Five members sit at the table, while Mick stands behind with his cornet

“I try to get over to the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley every month too, there are always new people to meet there as well.”

Outreach worker Mick added: “It’s a great opportunity for people to get together and make new friends. Some come on their own, while others come along with partners or carers. For carers, it’s possibly one of the only chances in the week that they’ll get for respite as well.

“And it’s not just members based in Dumfries, we’ll get members travelling over from the wider area, too.”