The members of the Ormskirk and Bootle Group accompanied by their partners, family and friends, met at Litherland Masonic Hall for FROTH’s annual James Bond themed Casino Night. The evening has been a popular event in the social calendar for the group over the last few years and was again this year very well attended.
The evening started with Ormskirk and Bootle Group Vice Chairman and FROTH Chairman, Graham Chambers, welcoming everybody to the casino night. Graham then explained how the system worked with the use of ‘Froths’ as money, before he declared the tables open.
The dining room in the hall was set up with two roulette tables and two blackjack tables, with the guests being able to purchase for £5 the so named ‘Froths’, these were to the equivalent value of 500, which could then be exchanged for chips to be played at the various tables. The person who had the most ‘Froths’ at the end of the evening won a prize.
Playing in the background throughout the evening, were the theme tunes from all the James Bond films thus helping to add atmosphere to the evening. With everyone standing around the tables to play the various games, a fun experience was ensured for all.
As last year, Graham and Cath Traynor acted as the croupiers on the two roulette tables and Ray Barrow of St. Luke’s Lodge No 6006 acting as the croupier on the blackjack table. Throughout the night, the tables were very popular with everyone playing a number of games on each of the tables.
At the half way stage there was a short break, where everyone was able to have something to eat from the large buffet which had been supplied by the guests. A large selection of food ensured that no one went hungry certainly lent great support to the evening.
Once the break had finished, everyone returned to the casino tables to continue playing the games. At the end of the evening, Graham presented the prize to the person who had won the most ‘Froth’s’ on the night. This year the lucky winner received a bottle of whisky. This was followed by two auctions, where it was possible to use any winning or remaining ‘Froth’s’ to bid for a couple of bottles of wine.
During the evening a raffle was held, with a large number of prizes on offer. Including the money raised from the raffle, a grand total of £540 was raised on the evening for FROTH.
At the end of the night Graham said: “I would like to thank everyone again for supporting the casino night and I would like to thank all those who have helped this evening, especially Cath and Ray. Thank you and I wish you all a safe journey home.”
It was a very enjoyable night, with everyone departing after having good fun playing on the roulette and blackjack tables amongst friends.