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4th August 2010

RAISING MONEY FOR HEADWAY AND A .................................
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WORLD CHALLENGE CEILIDH DOWN AT THE FARM

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Broome Farm was a hive of activity again last weekend as on Friday there was a folk / blues night raising money for important local charity, Herefordshire Headway the farm's chosen charity for the year and on Saturday evening, there was a World Challenge Ceilidh.

The entertainment on Friday Evening was provided by The Bucket Band who also raise money for band member, Becki Neale to work with Tsunami victims, orphans in Nepal and many other worthwhile causes. The band were supported by the 'Dead Money' duo, A father and son outfit who perform some brilliant folk music. The younger member of the duo, Cohen, is just 14 years old and is already an accomplished melodeon player, guitarist and violinist who also performs some of his own compositions. Later in the evening, the audience were treated to some Peruvian music, courtesy of Eduardo and his friends.

During the proceedings, Richard Thompson was called up to the stage to be presented with a cheque for £1,500 by Mike Johnson. After the presentation Richard spoke a little about the work that Herefordshire Headway do. The charity support those suffering from a brain injury, whether caused externally, through a road accident perhaps, or internally from a stroke. They provide equipment and support for sufferers and give tremendous support to the families involved. The staggering thing is that many people are referred to Headway by the NHS and yet the charity receives no funding from the service whatsoever.

After Richard left the stage, the musicians continued to entertain their audience.

On Saturday evening the cider barn was packed with people all keen to be put through their paces by the excellent ceilidh band 'Porridge.' The music was excellent and the caller did a great job, explaining the moves to the large number of dancers on the floor. It was great fun and their were some hysterically funny moments when moves went wrong or somebody forgot where they were and everybody thoroughly enjoyed their evening whilst raising yet more money for charity.

There was delicious food available throughout these events, courtesy of Hilary and John Draper of the Broome Farm B&B and Restaurant, not forgetting, of course the wonderful cider and perry.


Scenes from Saturday's ceilidh at Broome Farm.

The Bucket Band at Broome Farm on Friday evening.

Eduardo (right) with friends, performs some lovely Peruvian music.
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