Ceilidh will raise cash for hospice

An Ashington woman is hosting an evening of traditional Irish and Scottish folk music to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Kay Patterson is supporting the local St Oswald’s Hospice with a Ceilidh music night on Saturday, August 23, from 7.30pm, at The Portland Hotel on Station Road, with live entertainment from folk band Fiddler’s Elbow and Robin Dunn, and a raffle with prizes including a chocolate hamper.

Kay said: “I decided to hold ‘Kay’s Ceilidh’ as my family have always donated to St Oswald’s.

“I lost my mam last year and she always supported the Hospice, so that’s why I’m doing it for them.

“It’s my first fundraising event and I really like Ceilidh music and thought it would something people would really enjoy.

“There’ll be lots of music on the night and we’ve got some really good performers.”

Laura Elliott, fundraiser at St Oswald’s, said: “We were thrilled to hear that Kay wanted to hold her Ceilidh night in support of the Hospice – it sounds like a fantastic event and is sure to be a really fun night.

“We rely on the support of local people with Kay to help us raise the £6.5m we need each year to continue providing care to adults, young people and children.”

For tickets call Laura Elliott on (0191) 246 9123 or email lauraelliott@stoswaldsuk.org