A sense of Community at the Ceilidh

Sharon and Mike

Organisers Mike Down and Sharon Bryant

People barn dancingSharon Bryant has sent us this report on the Ceilidh held on Saturday 13th June at St John’s

I just wanted to give you some feedback from the ceilidh; the event raised a grand total of £641.13 for teachers in Malawi which is absolutely fantastic!

Approximately 90 people came along to the Ceilidh with music from the live band ‘The Rhythm Pirates’. There was a real of mix of people of all ages from the church and the local community, friends and family – with a particularly good representation from our students!

We’d love to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated money and to those who came along and made the event such a great success!

We have had some feedback from people who came: “great night”; “lots of fun”; “really enjoyable evening;”great to do community building fun things at church”.

During the evening there was a raffle with the prizes donated by local businesses: midweek tobogganing session for two (Snowdome); £30 and £20 vouchers (The Plough); £50 bespoke cake (Nic Pagnam); 4 cupcakes (Fallen Angel Bakery), beginners whisky tasting for two (Hard-to-Find-Whisky); bottle of wine (Waitrose); as well as some orange spiced gin, DVDs (12 years a slave/Mary Poppins/Saving Mr Banks) and a Tom Kerridge cook book.

A massive thank you to all the local businesses who donated prizes!

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People barn dancing



The money raised at the Ceilidh is for Malawian Teachers – see the previous blog 









18th Jun 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

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