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Ceilidh to mark Keswick charity’s 10th anniversary

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Party lovers can dance the night away at a charity ceilidh in Braithwaite on Friday 20 September.

Popular local band Striding Edge will be playing the event at Braithwaite Institute in aid of West Cumbria Rivers Trust. As well as live music there will be a bar, sausage buns and snacks available, and a raffle with prizes donated by the Lake District Hotels group, Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine, George Fisher, Needle Sports, Bookends, The Cottage in the Wood, and Friars.

The ceilidh marks the Keswick-based charity’s 10th anniversary. First founded as Derwent Rivers Trust in September 2009 to protect and improve the River Derwent catchment area, the Trust broadened its work across the West Cumbria region and became West Cumbria Rivers Trust in 2011. Today it employs 16 staff and carries out improvement projects on rivers and lakes across an area from Mungrisdale to Silloth to Bootle.

Jodie Mills, Operations Director at West Cumbria Rivers Trust, said: “We’ve had a fantastic ten years going from strength to strength and can’t wait to celebrate with our local communities. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all the local businesses who have so generously supported this event.”

The charity has also been running a summer prize draw and the winners will be drawn on the same date. Prizes have been donated by Lingholm Quad Bike Treks, The Cottage in the Wood, Alpacaly Ever After, Lord and Lady Egremont and the Leconfield Estate, The Lingholm Kitchen and Ullswater Paddle Boarding.

Tickets for the ceilidh are £10 and available from Braithwaite Village Shop and West Cumbria Rivers Trust’s visitor centre at 32 Lake Road Keswick, where prize draw tickets are also available. For more information, contact the Trust on 017687 75429 or see westcumbriariverstrust.org/events/ceilidh

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