Ceilidh for WaterAid

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ON Saturday, November 25, residents of Peterborough will be dancing for water as part of WaterAid’s Big National Ceilidh – which sees ceilidhs taking place across the UK and around the world.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to WaterAid, a charity that works in 26 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region, helping some of the world’s poorest people gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Over the past 30 years, WaterAid has reached almost 16 million people with safe water and, since 2004, over 11 million people with sanitation.

A ceilidh is a type of barn dance, with a live band. To unify all the ceilidhs, at 10pm everyone will dance the Circassian Circle – one of the simplest, best-loved and most inclusive of dances – to the tune of “Jamie Allen”. It will be a great night and we have a brilliant band for the night, with floor spots from Pig Dyke Molly and friends.

Organiser of the Peterborough event, Glen Dawkins, said: “Ceilidhs are a great family occasion that anyone can join in with so we hope we will see a great turn out from the people of Peterborough.

“Just £15 can give someone a lasting supply of safe water, sanitation and hygiene so we hope people will be generous in their support, helping some of the world’s poorest people gain access to these vital services that we take for granted.”

Tickets in advance (which include a ploughman’s supper, cash bar) Adults £10, Children and concessions £5.

It is taking place at Fleet Community Centre, Fleet Way, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 8DL, on Friday, November 25, starting at 7.30pm. Email g.dawkins@hotmail.co.uk or ring 01945-871098 for tickets.

To find out more, or to organise your own ceilidh for WaterAid, visit

www.wateraid.org/ceilidh or call 020-7793-4594.