[S]t. Mary’s church in Threlkeld, with the support of Threlkeld Activities Association is again holding a ceilidh to raise funds for Christian Aid. This year it will be at the start of Christian Aid Week, on Friday May 13th, to get the collection in Keswick and the surrounding area off to a good start.
The charity Christian Aid was founded in 1945 to offer relief and reconciliation in post war Europe. Today it offers help in over fifty countries, some of them the poorest countries in the world. They feel that poverty robs people of their dignity, freedom, hope and power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision that poverty can come to an end, their slogan is ‘People made it, people can end it’.
Wherever they feel they can make a difference they work with local organisations and this year they have been working in support of refugees in Greece and Serbia and displaced Syrians and Iraqis. They have responded to emergencies in Nepal, after the earthquake, in the Philippines after the typhoon and in Ethiopia as a result of the drought. The list goes on, but if you would like to help in the fight against poverty come along to the ceilidh at Threlkeld Village Hall on Friday May 13th.
There is a Children’s Ceilidh to start the event, entrance £1, from 6:15 – 7pm. The main Ceilidh is from 7:30 – 10:30 pm entrance £7/£4 under 18. There will be a licensed bar. Tickets can be bought from Threlkeld Coffee Shop, the village Post Office, phone 07733 790308 or visit www.threlkeldvillagehall.org or pay on the door.