27th January, 2012

Burns Supper Ceilidh

Stow College Support Mental Health Charity

Stow College are celebrating another successful Annual Burns Celebration held at the college’s West Campus on the 25th January.

Over 90 people attended the event organised by the college with live entertainment from ‘Hawd Yer Lugs’ ceilidh band.

Over £700 was raised through ticket sales, donations and a raffle for Stow College’s chosen charity the Glasgow Association for Mental Health.

Stow College lecturer and event organiser Archie Dickson said “The night was a spectacular success with an outstanding attendance from staff, students and their friends and family. The band provided a fantastic backdrop to the night which wasn’t only great fun but helped raise cash for a very worthy cause.”

“This is the second year we’ve host the Burns Night Ceilidh it just continues to get bigger and better. I would like to thank everyone involved with helping organise the event and to all who donated money to our chosen charity.

First year Events Management student at Stow College Ayesha Fairley was at the event selling homemade cupcakes to help raise extra funds for the charity, she said “Last night was a real change of scene with people of all ages getting together and having a great time. I was more than happy to get involved and really enjoyed seeing everyone having a laugh together.”

“I managed to sell all our homemade cakes with all the proceeds going to the Glasgow Association for Mental Health. I love helping out at things like this and am more than happy to give up my time for free especially when it’s for a good cause.”

“Whilst I had a really enjoyable night, the Burns Night Ceilidh has also given me another great chance of work experience and allowed me to improve my networking. It feels brilliant to have been able to give something back to the college and at the same time improving my own event experience.”

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