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EBA newsletter – September 17

Leeds EBA continues to thrive, writes Simon Euan Smith
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I WAS delighted to hear that the recent Leeds EBA get-together was a great success, with visitors from Manchester and Merseyside Associations.

“Close to 200 people attended,” Leeds Secretary/Treasurer Paul Abraham told me. “With a quality singer doing two memorable sets – including an Elvis tribute set – and an enormous choice of hot and cold food available, everyone went away with full stomachs and great memories of a brilliant day.  Although this was a free, invitation only event, whatever profit made will be sent to the Ringside Rest and Care charity.”

That’s a fine gesture. Well done, Leeds, for putting on such a successful event – and well done Manchester and Merseyside, for taking the trouble to attend and contribute to the success. As I’ve said before, these events take a lot of organising, and it’s so disheartening when there’s a poor turn-out.