Autumn Ceilidh at Haddo House raises £11,000 for vital work in Malawi.
What a privilege it was to work alongside a local committee of friends, old and new, to put on our first fundraising ceilidh in the North East of Scotland.
Haddo House Hall provided the perfect setting for the glamorous dinner and ceilidh which attracted 127 guests. Lord and Lady Aberdeen went above and beyond their role of hosts, not least with Lord Aberdeen stepping in at the last minute as our auctioneer. After a delicious dinner Fiona Kennedy entertained everyone with a set of songs accompanied by her guitarist Nils Elders.
The Autumn Ceilidh highlighted the work EMMS International is doing with local partners to improve the health and status of young girls and women living in poverty in remote areas of Malawi. Individual lives are being transformed day by day as young women living with HIV learn how to avoid mother to child HIV transmission. With the help of funds raised this incredible work will continue to ensure woman have the joy of giving birth to healthy babies.
On the night one table clubbed together to purchase a granary to store food for an entire village in Malawi, whilst others purchased bikes for mother buddies or bid for many wonderful auction prizes.
Thanks to the generosity of our guests and hard work of our committee (Lady Aberdeen, Margaret Yule, Evelyn Cook, Jan Sanders, Anne Melia, Dave and Kathleen Thomson) over £11,000 was raised on the night in support of the life changing work in Malawi.
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