A HALLOWEEN ceilidh is being held in the hall to raise money for a local women’s charity.
Lisa Miele from Dyke is organising the event to bring in funds for Moray Women’s Aid.
The event is open to all with fancy dress for the little ones being encouraged, a prize for the best carved pumpkin being up for grabs and there will be games galore.
Lisa was introduced to Moray Women’s Aid in 2015. The charity provides support for women who have suffered from domestic abuse.
Lisa explained why she wanted to help: “I was initially brought in to assist with redesigning their advertising material and logo. During the course of getting to know the staff and learn about the organisation I realised that I wanted to continue helping them and so joined their Friends of Marleon House. Our main objective is fundraising in order to support the service and we have organised everything from car boot sales to quiz nights, and some of the members are to embark on a challenge in 2017 to trek across part of the Sahara.”
She added: “In 2015 alone, the initiative supported 345 Moray women who have suffered at the hands of violent partners. In the most severe cases the group offers shelter for families who have endured abuse, and in 2015 it provided rooms at its Marleon House premises to 95 women and 60 children.”
Lisa explained that the organisation has had its funding cut back as a result of general tightening of financial belts across the board: “This has meant that fundraising on a regular basis is required just to keep this vital service running. So many of the staff give a great deal of their time unpaid and we hope that our fundraising efforts will help Moray Women’s Aid continue to provide support and care for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.”
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