Ceilidh night in support of Little Pink Mermaid Appeal

Posted on - 11th March, 2013 - 9:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston



Help support The Little Pink Mermaid appeal and go and see local Ceilidh band Mooncoyn.

There will be Ceilidh Night at St Michael’s, Ashton-on-Ribble in Preston on 27 April with support from Lancashire band Trouble at’Mill.

The night is to raise funds to buy equipment for The Little Pink Mermaid appeal in aid of 6 year old Evie Ball.

Tickets are £8 adults or family tickets at £20 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Evie Ball lives at home in Preston and attends St Andrew’s C/E School in Ashton, Preston. She was born 10 weeks early weighing 3lb 9 oz ans spent her first days in the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Preston Hospital and eventually went home when she was 5 weeks old.

A routine eye examination at 6 months revealed Evie had optic nerve atrophy, a condition which meant that she could be blind. After further tests a diagnosis of cerebral palsy was made when Evie was 9 months old. This diagnosis was a shock.

Evie is unable to walk and uses a wheelchair. The Little Pink Mermaid appeal was an idea by two of friends of Evie’s mother to help raise funds for Eve’s equipment. The name of the appeal was chosen by Evie herself. Evie loves the water and  one day she said that she must be a mermaid as her legs worked in water and not on land.

Fundraising helps towards equipment to allow Evie to participate as much as she can by making activities easier for her to carry out. The focus is to help Evie become independent, to make her have the realisation that doors are not closed to her, but with a little help and effort, open to all aspects of her life.

Mooncoyn were originally formed in 1981 and were residents at Kirkham Folk Club. They have played at a variety of venues in the North West of England and their repertoire covers a broad base of folk and acoustic music including songs and tunes from Great Britain and Ireland.

Evie’s Appeal is supported by Rock FM and the Cash for Kids. For more information call the team on 01772 477974

St Michael and All Angels Church
Egerton Rd
Preston PR2 1AJ

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