Fund Raising Events since 2009:


February and November.  Two excellent jazz nights held at the Ansdell Institute provided two very enjoyable evenings’ entertainment


A very successful Wurst Brutzein (Sausage Sizzle) was held for members at Tony and Annette Ford’s house in late February.

Also, in April Katie Fieldhouse conducted a cookery demonstration for members at the United Reform Church Hall which, despite a comparatively poor attendance, turned out to be a very tasty and delicious evening.


Our first Quiz night was held in December at the St Annes Cricket Club where Roy Winter performed heroically with a somewhat difficult but very friendly audience and managed a truly interesting and exciting evening.


With huge thanks to the KEQMS soloists, Swing Band and Instrumentalists under the superb direction of their Musical Director, John Pennington, a wonderful concert of English and German Music was provided for us at the St Thomas’ Church Hall in February.   A most enjoyable evening.

Later, on a very unseasonably bitter cold May evening, we held a Treasure Hunt in St Annes, followed by a hot meal and drinks in the St Annes Town House. This was an intriguing and good-heartedly punishing evening.

In July, our sale of Strawberries and Cream attracted a lot of interest at our stall in Ashton Gardens over the St Annes Carnival weekend.

We rounded off 2012 with our second Quiz Night at the St Annes Cricket Club in November.  This was a very successful evening and the Quiz night has

now become a firm favourite of the members.


Our small, dual-language Recipe Book was produced using contributions from both Werne and our own members.   This is available to all in exchange for a monetary donation to the Association.

In February we held our first ever Bingo Night with supper and raffle at the St Annes Cricket Club.  Despite using American Bingo cards, this event was well attended and enjoyed by all.

In April we arranged a musical concert by the Guardian Concert Band at the United Reform Church Hall, and this too, proved a huge success.

At the Carnival in July we had a stall over two days, initially focusing on children’s tombola and games and we also sold 2014 Twinning Calendars and our Recipe Book.

Two events were held over one August weekend.  On the Saturday, we had a table at the Hope Street Fun Day and again the children’s games attracted a lot of interest, while on the Sunday – despite the very poor weather our members bric-a-brac did make some money from the car boot sale we attended at Whyndyke farm.

In September another Bingo evening with Supper and Raffle was held at the St Annes Cricket Club and this event received excellent feedback largely thanks to Roy Winter’s sardonically humorous bingo calling.   

In November we held a 60s Disco nite at the St Annes Ex-Service Club function room with a 60s quiz, raffle and Buffet.    Despite a low turnout the excellent DJ gave all present a very good night to remember, and some 60s style dress was much admired!


In January we held a quiz night with hot and cold buffet provided at a new venue for us, The Links Pub in St Annes.  This was very well attended and proved successful too.

We revisited the Links Pub in March for our Bingo Night and again this proved to be a roaring, if somewhat crowded success.

In October, we arranged a social evening at the Pavilion Cafe, Ashton Gardens, with Bucks Fizz and Canapés, as a thank you to those who supported us for the Werne visit in July. We gave a presentation featuring lots of photographs from Werne’s visit in July and displayed our gifts from Werne together with English and German Newspaper Cuttings from the visit and lots of Memorabilia. A raffle raised some funds to help support future events.

Another quiz night with a Hot Pot Supper was held in 11 November, at the Pavilion Cafe in Ashton Gardens, St Annes. Another good turn out and an enjoyable evening was had by all. The Hot Pot was delicious. Some photos of the event are available through this link: Quiz Photos

Tony & Annette Ford hosted a Christmas Drinks event - A Seasonal Taste of Germany, on Sunday, 21 December. 20 or more members and friends enjoyed Gluhwein, Stollen, Lebkuchen and much more. A small raffle raised some funds for the association.


 In January, we held another successful Bingo Night  at St Annes Cricket Club. 27 members and friends enjoyed a Home Made Lasagne and 4 games of Bingo. A usual raffle also added more funds for our association. Jackpot Winner, Adrienne Hepworth see photo

In March we tried something different and organised a Beetle Drive at the Pavilion Cafe, Ashton Gardens. 28 members and friends enjoyed a sausage hot pot, in between building their beetles. Lots of winners and just a few losers. Our thanks go to Viv Willder, one of our members and a recent St Annes Town Mayor, who provided the equipment and ran the show brilliantly.   A few photos are available through this link Beetle Drive Photos


The year started with a Social Evening in January 2016, at St Anne’s Church Parish Rooms, to celebrate the visit to Werne, Oct 2015, with a presentation and travelogue of photos from the recent visit, plus a performance by the Fylde Coast Cloggers. Attended by over 40 members and travellers, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. A small raffle helped to cover the cost of room hire and light refreshments.

In March, we held another very successful Bingo Night at the Palace, Garden Street, St Annes. This event was well attended by 45 members, family and friends of twinning. All enjoyed a Hot Pot Supper  or vegetarian option for a few and 4 games of Bingo and as usual a small raffle helped raise further


In July, we held a Quiz Night at Booths Cafe, St Annes. The event was attended by over 50 people and all enjoyed a great Quiz and tea / coffee and cakes from the cafe.

In October, for the first time, we held a Race Night at St Annes Cricket Club, around 40 people watched and bet on 5 real horse races (DVD) . A £10 admission included a Hot Pot Supper and £50 worth of ‘betting money’. Points were earned for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed horses and the overall winner and 2 runners up took away cash prizes.


The year started with another Coffee Morning, hosted by John & Joyce Regan. The 14 people who attended said it was pleasant to have a get together for an informal chat. Voluntary donations made on the day realised £24.

In February, Werner Conn gave a talk and presentation on growing up in the 1930’s, in pre-war Berlin. Werner regaled us with tales of his early years in Berlin, the tragic impact that the war had on his family and his experiences in England once he arrived via the ‘Kinder’ transport network. All fascinating stuff.

The event netted the Twinning Association. £144.50


During the year, a number of Coffee Mornings and Afternoon Teas were hosted by Committee Members.

In September , Andrew and Christine Cash hosted a Wine Tasting Evening providing plates of cold meat, cheeses and nibbles as well as a fine selection of wines to sample. This proved to be a really fun event thanks to Andrew and Christine. See Photo

In December, Tony and Annette Ford hosted a Glühwein Evening.  Members and their guests sampled Gluhwein and enjoyed some festive German fayre courtesy of our Chairman Tony & his wife Annette.  We welcomed new members Ian & Cathy and guests Mark & Christine and shared Glühwein and hot sausages together with other ‘tastes from Germany' (see Photos)


In April, twenty one members enjoyed a Continental Breakfast courtesy of Annette & Tony in glorious sunshine today. The event made a modest profit which will help to support future activities. Thank you to all those who supported this 'first time' social event (see photos).

In June, we did something very different and arranged a South African Evening hosted by Carlla and Craig Harris and assisted by daughter Zara and son Will. They brought their experience of living in Africa to the fore and provided traditional African food and Zara ran a quiz based on the African continent. The 20+ guests were encouraged to wear something appropriate and safari outfits, flowing robes, explorers garments and lots of colour featured strongly. Although planned as more of a social event, it raised £108 for twinning funds through a raffle and contribution towards the cost of food. More information and a few photos can be seen via this link.

In July, the Twinning Association held another event with a difference, when members were treated to a talk on the History of Chocolate given by member Linda Page. After questions the evening was topped off with a chocolate fountain which allowed members to cover various fruits, marshmallows, cakes etc in a delicious coating of warm Belgian chocolate. Fabulous evening for the 25 members and guests who attended. More information and photos can be seen via this link

The Committee are continually looking at a range of other Social and Fund Raising events.

Members are invited to make suggestions either through the Contact Us  link on this web site or via any Committee Member