20th July 2019 - GRAND CHARITY BALL
To celebrate the 100th anniversary year of the Centre there will be a Black Tie Grand Charity Ball held at the Hotel Victoria on Saturday, 20th July, 2019.
Tickets are priced at £40 or a table of 10 can be booked for £350. A complimentary glass of Pimms will be served on arrival at 6.30pm (or a non-alcoholic equivalent) and the plan is to be seated for dinner at 7.30pm.
The dinner menu is set out below and pre-ordering of your choice will be required. Book now with Denise on 07787 383 332 or by email to email@example.com. She will let you have a pre-order form.
Music will be provided by The Austin Beats and there will be other forms of entertainment and a Grand Charity Auction during the evening. Carriages should be ordered for 12.30am.
(click on the menu to download a printable .pdf copy)
We are so grateful to all our sponsors and suppliers
The Hotel Victoria for sponsoring welcome drinks and the ball room
Bespoke Sweets and Treats for the candy cart
Lowestoft Wedding Hire Ltd for decorations
Peter Brady of Brady Engineering Services for sponsoring our band The Austin Beats
Nick Webb and Sarah Webb for the table plans and all their help in organising
Engraphics for the posters, flyers and tickets
GATEWAY PUBLISHERS Limited for the programmes
Leo Whisstock for being our MC for the evening
The Bugle Magazine for enhanced advertising space
Alfred J. Turner
Without you all we couldn't do this
7th August 2019 - 100th Anniversary of the Opening
Planning is in progress to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Centre on 7th August 1919.
We are delighted to welcome ex-members of the emergency services to the facilities offered by the Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre.
Until recently the Centre, at 10 Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, was governed by a Charity Commission trust deed permitting them to offer holiday accommodation to ex-merchant and ex-armed forces personnel and their spouses.
The trustees are delighted to announce that the terms of this deed have now been expanded to include ex-emergency service personnel. We look forward to welcoming retired police, fire service. ambulance and other emergency service personnel from all parts of the United Kingdom to the Centre in time for our 100th anniversary year in 2019.
For the background to this change see the latest section of our history.
Please click the image below to view a copy of our 2019 brochure incorporating all our recent changes. Notable amongst them is an electric car charging point, mini fridges and televisions in the rooms and ex-emergency service personnel and their partners are now eligible to stay.
Marina Theatre, Lowestoft - this 750 seat purpose built theatre in the centre of Lowestoft has a full programme for 2019 with performances ranging from three visits by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (in March, June and November) to an evening with The Hairy Bikers. For more details see the Marina brochure for the next six months.
Seagull Theatre, Pakefield - is a 100 seater studio arts community theatre in what was once a nineteenth century school, providing a varied programme.of entertainment as well as theatre workshops and musical activities. See their programme for details of forthcominf events.
Armed Forces Day, Saturday 29th June 2019 - Suffolk major celebration of the armed forces will be held at Lowestoft once again on the Royal Green from 10.00am on Saturday, 29th June. Other events are shown on the AFD national web site.