Pollokshaws Burgh Hall is the venue for a charity ceilidh night on Saturday 17 March that will be reeling and jigging in aid of the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA).
The SHA is the only charity in the country that supports families impacted by the degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD).
Music will be provided on the night by the renowned Andy Gordon Ceilidh Band, there will be a raffle, drinks are £3 and soft drinks £.
‘The ceilidh falls on St Patrick’s day, so, what better way to celebrate with our celtic cousins than with a spin around the floor, all for a great cause,’ said SHA community fundraiser, Linda Winters.
All funds raised will go to support the SHA’s national network of HD specialists; a world leading youth support team and its financial wellbeing service.
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 travel from anywhere in the city is easy.
The Ceilidh takes place on March 17, doors 7.30pm to midnight, tickets £8 from 0141 848 0308 or visit our website www.hdscotland.org.