BK’S second Barbecue get together was delayed by the great British summer but was scheduled for 17th September regardless, as we were running out of days!!!

The invites had been sent, the gazeebo was erected (just in case) the charcoal ready and the meats marinated ready for the feast.

Thankfully the weather was kind when the day arrived and your trusty trustee, Chef Dave, didn’t need waterproofs and umbrella to tend the meat sizzling on the coals.

Soon all our guests arrived and the nibbles of samosas and onion swirls kept the hordes happy as the tempting wafts of bbq pork, burgers and sausages drifted over the gathered throng.

Our designated BBQ photographer extraordinaire, Tony , was on duty capturing the fun had by all present and occasionally had chance for a bite to eat, when Beth let him!

Before long bellies were full (well maybe room for one more of Fiona’s cup-cakes) and the serious work of catching up, toasting to Ben and the continued success of BK’S commenced.

It was a fantastic day of celebration, a chance to catch up with people not seen often enough and to remember the reason for our knowing each other and our inspiration, Ben King.

The traditional release of balloons saw a few teary eyes as all gathered sent their thoughts and love to Ben, always an emotional time.

It was a fantastic day and we are so happy that now we have had two separate years of ‘BK’S BBQ’ we are officially an annual occasion. We look forward to welcoming our Heroes once again in 2018, knowing that we couldn’t do this without your help.

Thank you to everyone who could come. This is our small way of showing our thanks for everything you have done (and hopefully will continue to do), for your love and for your friendship.