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Highland fling for Inverness fundraiser for Parkinson's UK charity


By Louise Glen

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Parkinsons disease are holding a fundraising dance in the city.
Parkinsons disease are holding a fundraising dance in the city.

A night of ceilidh dancing in Inverness is on the cards in aid of national charity Parkinson's UK.

The Reel Fling Ceilidh is being held in the Glen Mhor Hotel on March 7 to raise money for the charity which offers support to suffers and their families, as well asundertaking research to tackle the degenerative disease, for which there currently is no cure.

Every week 30 people in Scotland are told they have Parkinson's. It affects more than 12,000 people in Scotland - which is around one in 375 adults. Parkinson's is a neurological condition. The main symptoms of the condition are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity.

Leah Cranney, regional fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK, said: "We are asking people to get their dancing trousers on for the Parkinson’s UK Scotland Reel Fling ceilidh in Inverness.

"We are holding our first ever Reel Fling ceilidh in Inverness at the fabulous Glen Mhor Hotel on Saturday March 7.

"Getting everyone on their feet will be the brilliant The Dandy Ceilidh Band. As well as a night of dancing there’ll be a delicious buffet of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and fun fundraising games throughout the night, and a fabulous raffle with some great prizes.

"It’s sure to be a fun and dance-packed evening and we want as many people to come along as possible. It’s only through events like this that Parkinson’s UK can provide essential local services and fund world-leading research that will bring an end to Parkinson’s, forever.”

Tickets are £20, and can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-reel-fling-ceilidh-inverness-2020-tickets-8147042523, or over the phone at 0344 225 3724.



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