Halloween festivities planned for children’s charity

A WELL-KNOWN charity who raise funds for children with a rare form of cancer is organising a Halloween-themed ceilidh on October 28.

J-A-C-K (Join Against Cancer In Kids) are organising the event at the Udny Arms Hotel in Newburgh, with spokesperson Sylvia Koren describing it as a “great night in the making, with fantastic raffle prizes.”

Sylvia added: “There will two raffles - one with traditional prizes, and one with a mountain bike as first prize. There will also be fantastic music from the Ythan Fiddlers, and my husband Nils will have the use of a courtesy bus which can take up to eight people to the venue.”

J-A-C-K fund research into neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer which attacks the immune system and leads to the development of tumours throughout the body. Money raised by J-A-C-K goes towards research into the condition at University College Hospital, London, as well as supporting children and families living with the cancer, who often require expensive treatments overseas.

Fancy dress is encouraged, and the evening’s events swill include a ceilidh, two raffles, stovies and prizes for the best dressed girls and boys. Tickets are available now, and cost £15 for adults and £5 for children over 7 years, with all children welcome. Tickets are available from Sylvia Koren (01358 720550), Rita Price (01358 720310) or the Udny Arms (01358 789444).