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Pimm’s time: British community mid-summer garden party at Waterloo cricket club on 25 June
The sound of leather on willow will provide the genteel backdrop for the Brussels British Community Association (BBCA)’s annual mid-summer garden party on Sunday 25 June.
Once again, the Royal Brussels Cricket Club is hosting the charity fundraiser at its bucolic grounds in Lasne-Ohain and laying on a friendly ‘village green’ cricket match for the thrill – or amusement – of the crowds.
Expats and locals alike are invited to join the fifth edition of the free community celebration.
There’s plenty of refreshments laid on, including Pimm’s, mocktails, a BBQ (organised by local British store Stonemanor), a tea stand with a generous spread of home-made cakes and fresh strawberries and cream, as well as a cash bar in the clubhouse.
Little ones can join in some traditional fun games such as an egg and spoon race, three-legged race and a tug of war.
As ever, the garden party’s popular raffle offers prizes by generous donors and will raise much-needed cash for the BBCA’s local charities.
Underlining the importance of participation by the wider community, BBCA chair Glenn Vaughan says: “Our priority is to bring people together and this is a great opportunity to do that. The party is not just for Brits – everyone is welcome.”
Registration is not obligatory, but it will help organisers cater for the party. Volunteers are also welcome (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org) as are cake donations (contact: email@example.com).
While some seating is provided, visitors are welcome to bring along their own folding chairs and picnic rugs.
BBCA Midsummer Garden Party
Sunday 25 June, 13.00-18.00
Royal Brussels Cricket Club
Chemin des Messes 39