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Charity Ceilidh coming to Downham Market Town Hall in March

The third Annual Charity Ceilidh will take place on Saturday 23 March 2013 at Downham Market Town Hall. Once again the charities that will benefit will be the Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund and Arthritis Research UK.

The Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund is a locally based charity, established in 2002 in memory of Robert Foot from West Norfolk who died aged 33 having first being diagnosed with leukaemia two years earlier.

The fund raises money to pay for ‘patient comforts’ for those being treated for cancer and leukaemia in the three hospitals where Robert was treated. Locally this means Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and the Teenage Cancer Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. So far over £139,000 has been raised.

Arthritis Research UK is the leading UK funder of research into the cause, treatment, and cure of arthritis. They work to take the pain away from people living with all forms of the disease, helping them keep active. The charity funds high class research, educates professionals and provides reliable information to all.

The Charity Ceilidh is always a fun evening. Live music is provided by a local band, ‘Abandon’, with Jan a splendid caller. She ensures that people of all ages are able to join in the dances whether they have been before or are absolute beginners.

Come as a group, a couple, or even on your own!

Saturday 23rd March 2013
7:30pm – 11pm

Tickets cost £8 (adult) and £4 (children of school age).
Included in the ticket price is a Ploughman’s supper.

A licensed bar will be open during the evening and you will also have time to try and win a tombola prize!

Tickets are available from Lewks,

Wales Court, Downham Market and from Mike and Wendy on 01945 780468 or Jan and Roger on 01366 377612. If paying by cheque please make payable to ‘Arthritis Research UK’.


3rd April 2013

The 2013 Charity Ceilidh raised a fantastic £950 after selling a record number of tickets. This sum will be shared between the Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund and Arthritis Research UK.

Event organisers would like to thank everyone who came along and supported the event despite the rather ‘challenging’ weather. Special thanks go to LEWKS for acting as the central box office.

They plan to do it all again in 2014! Details will be published here on downhamweb in due course.




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