A New Mills highland fling to raise money for refugees

A group of Syrians and other refugees fleeing their homeland
A group of Syrians and other refugees fleeing their homeland

Fundraisers in New Mills are putting on a Ceilidh night to show their support for the Syrian refugees.

As well as learning the art of the Scottish dance guests will be treated to a feast of Middle Eastern cuisine and an art auction.

Rebecca Harman, one of the organisers, said: “There has been so many terrible things in the news recently about what the people in Syria are doing to try and get a better a life we decided it was time to step up and do something.”

There are currently three similar programmes running arcoss High Peak and the money from this event will be split between Buxton helping refugees, High Peak helping refugees and From New Mills with Love to help with their transport costs.

The rest will go to a charity called Hand in Hand for Syria that works in Syria and in the camps on the borders to provide basic humanitarian aid, medical assistance, food and clean water.

Mrs Harman said: “It’s going to be a great night we want people to come along and dip deep in their pockets to help others who are in a terrible position.”

The ceilidh will be on Saturday, October 5 from 7.30pm to 11pm at the New Mills Town Hall, on Spring Bank.

There are only 100 tickets for the event which can be bought in advance from Priscilla’s Card Shop in New Mills, or on the door.