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The Merchant’s House summer lunch raises a record £2,500

The annual Merchant’s Summer Lunch, held on Sunday in the grounds of Marlborough College, was attended by 125 guests and raised a record £2,500 for Marlborough’s Merchant’s House appeal.

Before the lunch, Sir John Sykes, chairman of the Merchant’s House trustees, invited guests to observe a minute’s silence in remembrance of the seventy-six Norwegians who died in the bombing and shooting tragedy in Oslo.

Sarsen Song Men

The Sarsen Song Men, a four part male voice choir (pictured with conductor Michael Reynolds) were among the entertainments provided, together with a Quirky Question Time, written and hosted by John Yates

An unusual panel of grumpy celebrities answered questions from the audience with hilarious results.

Brewin Dolphin sponsored the event, and the many local traders who donated prizes included Charlotte Quest,  East,  Majestic Wines,  Primrose Lane,  Rowlands,  Tesco,  Susie Watson Designs,  The Food Gallery,  The Merchant's House Shop and the Trust Office,  The White Horse Book Shop,  Viyella,  as well as private donors.

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