Local Ceilidh Raises £2400 for Playskill

Living Magazines Ceilidh for Playskill

Sally Nash and her sister Helen recently hosted a fundraising ceilidh to raise funds for Playskill, a local charity that provides expert support, training and respite for pre-school children in Hertfordshire who have physical delays or disabilities.

Helen’s son, Elis, has a very rare chromosomal condition. When he was diagnosed at 6 months, doctors told Helen he likely wouldn’t be able to walk. Now at 3, Playskill has helped him learn to sit and stand and they are hopeful he may be able to walk one day.

Approximately 60 people attended the ceilidh and Sally and Helen were able to raise a profit of just over £2,400.

‘We’re delighted – this is much more than we had expected! All of this is going to Playskill so they can help more children and families.’

As part of the event, Sally and Helen organised a live ceilidh band, the Barn Rats, and local businesses donated to a raffle, including: Fancy That, Altered Image, Tring Brewery, Nonna’s Supper Club, Da Vinci’s Pizza restaurant, The Akeman, Our Bookshop, and the Block and Butcher in Wendover.

‘We’re delighted that the local community (businesses and people) came together for a fun night, to successfully raise loads of money for a great local cause.’

Visit the Playskill website to learn about the charity and their mission.