Local, national and international ‘celebrities’ will join mere mortals at a fundraising dinner at the White Horse Inn hotel in Campsie on Saturday night in aid of Inside Out, SCOPE and The Cookie Company, which forms part of the Praxis Care Group.
Claudy-based youth worker Fergal Barr is using the occasion of his 40th birthday to raise funds with a ‘TV, Film and Music’ themed evening and he has prom-ised us that a few ‘Celebrities’ will join in on proceedings.
Fergal took a little time out of his busy schedule this week to tell us a little about the event.
He said; “So far the plans are going extremely well. We have around 160 people confirmed but we are hoping to try and push this number up to around 200 in the coming days so as to help with fundraising.
“We have an excellent line-up with Tracy Cullen, The Jukes,
The Mad Hatters and Discomania providing entertainment and everything else is more or less in place – champagne reception, four course meal, prizes and even a bus back into town at the end of the night – not bad for £25 and £5 of this goes straight into the charity pot, so a good deal all around.’
“As the evening has a TV, Film and Music theme we’re encouraging people to get into the spirit of the event, which can mean anything from wearing a Spiderman tshirt or donning an Indiana Jones hat to dressing up in full fancydress. I know there’ll be a few celebrities on the night, including, for example, Harry Hill and Captain Jack Sparrow, so aside from the more serious aspect of raising funds for charity the night itself will simply be a lot of fun and local people get a chance to meet a few celebrities in the process.
“As we’re still aiming to hit our target of 200 people we are making a direct appeal to the public to support this event – be that on an individual basis or perhaps even as part of a staff night out for staff or family.
“We already have a couple of businesses supporting this venture by providing a night out for their staff so it’s a good way for colleagues to spend an evening together.
“Money raised from the sale of tickets and activities on the nightwill go to three worthy charities - Inside Out which delivers youth work programmes to young people in Claudy alongside SCOPE and The Cookie Company, which work with young people and adults with physical and learning disabilities.
So if anyone is looking for a good night out whilst making a positive contribution then this is an ideal way.”
If you would to book tickets,make a donation – financial or otherwise you can contact Fergal Barr on 079 4459 5864 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call Joe Doherty on 079 2185 7474 or e-mail him at email@example.com and Caroline Morewood on 077 8920 8802 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.The big night at the White Horse on Saturday at 8pm