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Charity ceilidh night takes the floor in Pollokshaws

Take to the floor at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on March 16 for a charity ceilidh night on in aid of the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA).

All funds will go to help support families impacted by the degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD). SHA is the only charity in the country that supports families impacted by the disease through a national network of HD specialists; a world leading youth support team and its financial wellbeing service.

The renowned Andy Gordon Ceilidh Band will provide the music and there will be a full bar service on the night.

‘This is always one of the most popular events on our calendar. The band really know how to get people up for a spin round the floor, all for a great cause,’ said SHA community fundraiser, Linda Winters.

HD is a complex neurological condition with symptoms that typically begin to develop between the ages of 30 and 50. It causes three main groups of symptoms: changes to thinking processes – a type of early onset dementia, loss of muscle control and involuntary movements which lead to loss of speech and swallow along with mental illness. Those impacted by HD may eventually lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or make decisions and will eventually need 24 hour care. It is also hereditary with each child of those diagnosed at 50% risk developing the disease. There is currently no cure.

It is estimated there are around 1100 people living with HD in Scotland and with a further 4,000 – 6,000 potentially at risk.

Historic Pollokshaws Burgh Hall has been used as a filming venue for Outlander, Still Game and Strictly Come Dancing among others. It is directly across from Pollokshaws West train station, bus stop outside and ample parking space, so getting there and away is easy.

The Ceilidh takes place on March 16, doors 7.30pm to midnight, tickets £10 from 0141 848 0308 or hdscotland.org/shaceilidh/

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