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Flowers and music filled Langwathby village hall recently when over 70 guests arrived for ‘An evening of Circle Dancing and so much more .... ' organised by Anne-Lise Kryger and a team of friends and colleagues to raise money for the Eden Valley Hospice and Macmillan Nurses in memory of a friend who was cared for in the Hospice in March 2011.
In between dancing both traditional and modern choreographed circle dances, the guests enjoyed the opportunity for a relaxing foot or hand massage or to make origami lilies. Stalls selling plants, cakes and pottery did a roaring trade, and the helpers in the kitchen were kept very busy supplying refreshments. A raffle had been generously supported by many donors, including new businesses to the area, with donations from Steve Rawlinson, the project manager of Eric Wright Construction at Booths as well as Booths Supermarkets themselves. Thomas Armstromg Construction Ltd and Bowmer and Kirkland, the two main construction firms at Sainsbury's had also kindly contributed to the raffle.
Anne-Lise and her team thanked everyone who gave so freely of their time, money and resources to make the event such a successful evening. £1,070 was made, which will be divided between Eden Valley Hospice. and Macmillan Nurses. Anne-Lise Kryger is well known locally and nationally as a teacher and choreographer of circle dance. details of classes in the Penrith area are available from 01768 866144.