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PUBLISHED: 13:59 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:22 23 August 2010

PIPER NEEDED: Martin Szakmary, 111-year-old Annie Turnbull and Kate Stevenson

PIPER NEEDED: Martin Szakmary, 111-year-old Annie Turnbull and Kate Stevenson

RESIDENTS in care homes across north Kent are appealing for bagpipe players to help them by piping in the haggis as part of Burn s Night. The annual event on Monday, January 25 is held to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, marking the life and works

RESIDENTS in care homes across north Kent are appealing for bagpipe players to help them by piping in the haggis as part of Burn's Night.

The annual event on Monday, January 25 is held to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, marking the life and works of the bard with songs, poetry recitals and the traditional Scottish haggis, neeps and tatties.

Siobhán Drane, Bupa's community affairs manager of Bupa's care homes, said: "It will be one of the more unusual requests in Kent but no Burns Night supper would be complete without piping in the haggis.

"We've had some valiant attempts from residents in the past, although I think even they admit it's not always been as tuneful as they'd like, so this year we are appealing for help."

Many of the homes are planning a traditional celebration featuring the Selkirk Grace and a recital of Burns' Address to a Haggis, with Burn's famous song of friendship - Auld Lang Syne - rounding off events.

Those appealing for help include Wombwell Gardens, Northfleet, Broad Oak Manor Nursing Home, Sutton-at-Hone, Eglantine Lane, Horton Kirby, near Dartford, Priory Mews Nursing Home, Dartford, and Wilmington Manor Nursing Home, Wilmington.

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