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A ceilidh (traditional Gaelic folk dance) organised by local group Peterborough in Transition has raised over £800 for the Save the GBY campaign. The event, held at the West Town Community Association Hall on Mayors Walk on November 30th, was organised and run by local volunteers and saw 100 people pack the hall for a meal of home-cooked food, story telling, folk music from local musician Rich Hall and the Palmerston Arms Ukulele Band, plus the main event, folk dancing led by the Cambridge based Jumping Beans.

The evening was an amazing example of people working together for a cause they are passionate about; organisers spent days planning and setting up the event, all of the food was home made, the bar featured locally made wine and was staffed all night by volunteers taking time out of their night, and a phenomenal and constant stream of washing up was ably dealt with by many hands. Even more incredibly every single person paid in full for their ticket, even those who gave up so much of their time to make it happen.

Over £800 was raised and Peterborough in Transition are hoping to hold another ceilidh in May 2014, giving certain people time to practice their dance steps. If you’re interested in finding out more about what Peterborough in Transition do, go to their website or Facebook page and say hello!