We started off as a group of friends drifting tragically away from youthfulness whilst desperately trying to cling on to some sort of semblance of a meaningful social group. As people get older the pressures of work and the joys and demands of family life seem to leave most with less and less time to socialise and maintain friendships.
Historically and most triumphantly our Urmstonian generation (Mainly 1973/6) was an absolute barmy bunch – Riff Raff! Growing up the spirit encapsulated within our fairly large group was quite unique, characters one and all.
So we came up with a plan to keep bringing the gang back together and to keep on being silly into our forties and beyond.
We also agreed that our main focus should be fundraising for local worthy causes with the onus on giving directly to the local recipients rather than filtering away monies through any of the large charitable organisations. So that is how we roll.
Since 2011 we have been hosting party functions/Gigs and raising sporting sponsorship as a small unregistered charity.