Irish eyes were smiling on Willow Burn Hospice

On Friday 29th June Willow Burn Hospice hosted its first Irish Night at the Demi in Consett. The night celebrated the Irish connections in Consett and was a fantastic night full of everything you would expect; a brilliant performance by the Irish dancers from O’Heirs School of Irish Dance, the amazing Tony Cocoran Ceilidh Band and of course some good old Irish craic!

We are proud to announce that over £2,000 was raised on the night; thank you to everyone who came along, supported the event and danced the night away with us!

Siobhan Marsh, Community Fundraiser said “It was heartening to see the local community of Consett and beyond come to Eat, Drink and be Irish and support Willow Burn Hospice. I am very proud to be a fundraiser for Willow Burn and I am also proud of my Irish heritage. It was great to be able to combine the two in one fantastic night with the wonderful talents of the Irish Dancers and Tony Corcoran Ceilidh Band and bring a little piece of Ireland to Consett while at the same time raise awareness and cash for the charity. I am confident that the craic will continue next year, because as we say in Ireland, there’s no better cure in life than a good laugh amongst friends”

Jill Ewan, guest at the evening said “My husband and I had a very enjoyable evening, relishing the lively atmosphere and the delightful Irish dancing displays.  It was breath taking to watch such highly-skilled dancing, including from some very young children, and Tony Corcoran’s band provided excellent entertainment and an opportunity for everyone to dance.  Irish whiskey made a very appropriate welcome drink, and both the lamb version and the vegetarian Irish stew were very good.  Also, the bar kept a good pint of Guinness. We were delighted to enjoy a very good evening’s entertainment while also helping to raise £2077 for such a good cause.”

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