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.
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.
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