Excited crowds filled the streets of the town of Bushmills, Co. Antrim on Tuesday 28 June to see the bronze sculpture of Robert Quigg V.C. unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen.
The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Royal couple received a tremendous welcome from the huge crowd which had gathered. The ceremony took place at noon and also included the unveiling of a commemorative stone, hundreds of which are being laid across the UK in honour of those servicemen awarded the Victoria Cross medal during the First World War.
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IF YOU'RE COMING TO SEE THE NEW SCULPTURE, DON'T MISS THIS!
Bushmills and the Great War
An exhibition by Robert Thompson, President of the Robert Quigg VC Commemoration Society
Hamill Hall, Bushmills Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Bushmills
Friday 1 July - Saturday 9 July.
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 2pm-5pm
QUIGG V.C. FUNDRAISING BRUNCH
The Robert Quigg V.C. Commemoration Society would like to thank everyone who so generously supported the recent brunch at Bushmills Presbyterian Church. An amazing total of £840 was raised towards the bronze sculpture of Robert Quigg V.C. which will be unveiled on Tuesday, 28 June in the town. In addition, the Society is also very grateful to the church for the use of their excellent venue and to the helpers who contributed food, cooked and also served the meals.
Friday 26 February, 7.30pm till late
With music by “Double Take”
Tickets: £25 each
Royal Court Hotel, Ballybogey Road, Portrush
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FRIENDS WHO JOINED US FOR THE RECENT TABLE QUIZ AT THE CAUSEWAY HOTEL WHERE WE RAISED THE AMAZING TOTAL OF £550!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR MUSICAL EVENING
WITH "THE BRASSNECKS" ON FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER!
The event was a huge success and over £1,000 was raised for the Sculpture Fund. Special thanks to "The Brassnecks" for a tremendous evening's entertainment and to all those who donated prizes and bought tickets for the raffle.
AUGUST FUNDRAISING SUCCESS!
Thank you to everyone who supported the two major fundraising events during August. Robert Thompson's exhibition "Bushmills and the Great War" raised an amazing £3,170! Almost half the total collected was thanks to the tremendous efforts of the women who served refreshments throughout the two weeks. Robert's display was the best yet with some fantastic new items for visitors to see and the public were as generous as always. In addition, our friends at Bushfoot Golf Club hosted a popular golf competition and helped us to collect £880 through entry fees, a raffle and sponsorship. On behalf of the the Society, THANK YOU ALL!!
FUNDRAISING BRUNCH - A HUGE 'THANK YOU'
The Robert Quigg VC Commemoration Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to the fundraising brunch at Bushmills Presbyterian Church on Saturday 27 June 2015. A total of £1,200 was raised on the day for the Robert Quigg VC sculpture fund. The Society are also extremely grateful to the dedicated team of volunteers who worked tirelessly in the kitchens making sure everyone had a delicious meal and free flowing tea & coffee!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Gala Dinner of Friday 27 February at the Royal Court Hotel. The evening was attended by 165 guests who enjoyed excellent food, first class musical entertainment and moving presentations by our Chairman, Leonard Quigg, and our Patron, Paul Clark MBE. Our auction and raffle brought some very welcome donations towards our sculpture appeal and it is expected that the total raised will be close to £7,000. Read more >
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Causeway Hotel, Bushmills on Friday 30th January
for our successful fundraising table quiz. Over £440 was raised and
everyone had a great evening. Thank you to Leonard and Joan Quigg for
putting together the quiz and to everyone else who helped out on the
On 2-7 October 2014, a coach trip organised by the Robert Quigg VC Commemoration Society visited the World War One cemeteries and memorials of Belgium and France. The highly successful trip included local people who wanted to learn more about the Great War during this important centenary year and the Society provided experienced military historians who guided the group throughout their journey. Read More >