Yee-haw! Barn dance success

Our first ever barn dance on Saturday 10 October had everyone laughing and smiling. Yes, most of us forgot some of the steps and missed some of the moves – but it just added to the fun and didn’t matter because everyone was having a great time.

Tony and Mary Lynn receive their champagne prize for the best outfits from Lesley Shaw
Tony and Mary Lynn receive their champagne prize for the best outfits from Lesley Shaw

Coached by ‘caller’ Bob Ridout and with music from the ‘OddSox’ band, over 120 enjoyed the dance and many dressed the part. Winners of a bottle of champagne for the best Country & Western outfits were Tony and Mary Lynn.

The event raised a fantastic £1220 which will go towards research into a new treatment with the potential to stop the build-up of alpha-synuclein in the brain, which has been implicated in the onset of Parkinson’s.Read more about this research project.

Quote symbolLet us know when you have another one and we will bring more people”

Some of the comments people have sent us include:

  • “a very enjoyable evening and we had great fun, a statement echoed by the friends we brought with us. We all had a great time”
  • “enjoyable evening and great fun”
  • “all ran very smoothly and food was tasty”
  • “let us know when you have another one and we will bring more people”

Huge thanks go to:

  • Lesley Shaw who took the lead in organising the event
  • Margaret and Trevor Owen, Cathi Grainger and the team who helped Lesley
  • Angie Elliott who cooked the chilli and jackets
  • all who helped in the kitchen and served up our meal
  • all who helped set up the venue and and clear up afterwards
  • everyone who provided raffle prizes, including lots of local businesses

And, of course, everyone who came and made the barn dance such a success – thank you all!

Next up – our Food for Thought quiz night fundraiser will be on 21 November in Gt Missenden. Always sells out – details here.


Read about our other fundraising events

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