The 24 hr Ceilidh For Cancer was organised by Laura Cook and Neil Carmichael on Lismore to raise funds for Macmillan Nurses and Cancer research.
Organiser Neil wrote to Nick at The Pierhouse explaining the background to the event: "In January my life changed for the worse when my mother died 3 weeks after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. Now that I have managed to grieve I want to help those that are trying to battle cancer. Our family wanted to do something different to raise money for this, so we decided to plan a 24 hr Ceilidh on the Isle of Lismore to raise as much cash as possible."
We were pleased to contribute £100 Pierhouse gift vouchers to the fundraising effort......and of course to sponsor Caroline's Pierhouse Ceilidh team.
As Caroline explains: "The Ceilidh was a fantastic success and on an island of 180 people we raised more than £6,500. 'Team Pierhouse' was made up of myself and Becky Lawrie from Appin who was also part of the hotel's reservations team some years ago. A very happy party night turned into the most beautiful sunny day with many people ceilidhing in the sunshine while the children's workshop went on inside the hall. The whole event finished at 8pm with a giant Orcadian Strip the Willow outside as the dark began to fall - the perfect way to be involved in a battle that has become very personal to everyone on Lismore."
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