Rydal Penrhos Community
Burns' Night Ceilidh raises funds for regional Human Rights charity

Burns' Night Ceilidh raises funds for regional Human Rights charity

A youth group at Rydal Penrhos put on a special event in aid of a North Wales charity.

The school’s Amnesty Youth Group held a Burns’ Night Ceilidh on Friday, January 26, which drew dozens of revellers to the Memorial Hall.

The evening consisted of fun-filled Irish music and dance, with all proceeds going towards Haven of Light, a North Wales organisation focusing on prevention, awareness raising and support for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficing.

Among the highlights from the event were the bagpipe performance of Freddie Bearn, in addition to a band playing traditional folk music which featured Sixth Form pupil Benjamin Gibson and Director of Music Pete Williams.

Amnesty Group leader Mary Richardson also took the stage for a rendition of the legendary song The Fields of Athenry, and there was also a quiz during the half-time break.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “It was a marvellous occasion and on behalf of Rydal Penrhos I would like to thank our Amnesty Youth Group and Mrs Richardson in their tireless efforts to make the Ceilidh such a success.

“They do a tremendous amount of good work for worthy causes in the region and beyond throughout the academic year, and their commitment to making the world a better place is something they should all be immensely proud of.”

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