BLIND DATE: The Beech Tree pub in London Road, Bromley, raised £1,000 for the Old Ronnie McKeith Ward at Guys Hospital, through a Blind Date competition. The money, along with £2,000 raised at Christmas with an X-Factor competition, will be donated to the children's ward shortly.

IRISH LUCK: The O'Neills Irish bar in Beckenham High Street has produced research which reveals the "luck of the Irish" is more about personality than nationality. The pub chain commissioned a national opinion poll in time for St Patrick's Day on Friday. Visit the website

MEET UP: TOC H, a self support and social group for the over 40s, is holding weekly meetings. It is only open to single people and teaches members activities such as sailing and hiking. The group meets at the Methodist Church in Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst. Call 020 8777 8619.

ON COURSE: Orpington College, High Street, is holding an open evening on March 21 from 6pm to 8pm. The event will offer information about the range of full and part time courses offered. Call 01689 899700 or visit TALKING PEACE: Six participants in the Olive Tree project spoke at the Bromley Reform Synagogue, Highland Road. The privately funded project encourages a shared future for Israelis and Palestinians.