Life in an East Ridings village – with a distinctly Scottish twist

Dancing took on a distinctly Scottish flavour when local ceilidh band ‘Ye Aulde Folke' set feet rocking and a'reeling in a tiny village in the Yorkshire East Ridings last Saturday. The event raised a magnificent £500 (including Gift Aid) for our Ramsay Research Fund.

Forty villagers in Melbourne, just south of the Pocklington Canal and not far from Market Weighton, enjoyed an evening of various two-steps, the veleta and the The Gay Gordons among other old Scottish favourites. Event organiser Mrs June Warne said: “We were absolutely delighted with the way things went and that so many people turned out to support us. And we were thrilled that the band gave their services for free.”

June and her husband Viv were joined for a while by her daughter, Laura Gilbert, who has had ME for the last 15 years, and son-in-law Paul Hill. Laura and Paul have spent the past few months house-hunting in the area after moving from London. This month, they will move into their new home in Sheffield.

“I last held a ceilidh for the ME Association 12 years ago and, believe it or not, it cost a lot more to organise,” said June.

“I won't leave it so long until the next one!”

All photos of the ceilidh were taken by Paul Hill. June Warne is pictured in front of The ME Association banner.

Tony Britton
Senior Fundraising Consultant, The ME Association Mob: 07393 805566

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