Ceilidh to raise cash for charity

March 28 2014

A CEILIDH is being organised by local band, Lupercalia, in order to raise funds for CLIC Sargent - a charity that helps families dealing with childhood cancer.

March 28 2014

A CEILIDH is being organised by local band, Lupercalia, in order to raise funds for CLIC Sargent - a charity that helps families dealing with childhood cancer.
The charity is very close to Lupercalia's heart, as everyone in the band has lost a friend or relative to cancer - some at a tragically young age.
The band's melodeon player, Kath, is the most recent member to lose a relative to cancer. Her cousin's six-year-old son Nathan lost his two-year fight at Christmas against a particularly aggressive brain tumour.
Hearing of the struggle his family endured, the band chose CLIC Sargent as their charity to support.
The charity offers help from diagnosis and aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, and in some cases, bereavement.
The ceilidh - a Gaelic event involving barn dances and traditional music - will be held on Saturday May 10 at St Albans Church Hall in Westbury Park, starting from 7.30pm.
The band welcomes novice dancers, as well as those who have been to a ceilidh before, and people of all ages. A caller will be there to help people through the dances, and a soft drinks bar will be available. People are also free to bring their own alcoholic drinks.
Tickets can be purchased online for £8 at www.wegottickets.com/event/260154.