Christmas Ceilidh 23rd December 2016

Iron Broo will be hosting the Christmas ceilidh this year at the wonderful Carmelite Hotel in the centre of Aberdeen on mad Friday 23rd December.
Please come along and get away from the wrong kind of madness and help us raise funds to help local people who are down on their luck this Christmas. Our target is to raise £500 to help the Cyrenians in their good work to provide for the homeless and hungry in Aberdeen this Christmas.  It is an outrage that in the oil rich city of Aberdeen, so many people have been left stranded, dry and hungry… it’s not just this Christmas.  This is a problem that is growing and is reaching through our society and it knows no boundaries of class. In this time of austerity when good charities like the Cyrenians are facing their biggest challenge, their funding is being cut. This is the wrong kind of madness.
Please come along and push us over our target and help dance the madness away…for a while.
Tickets are £20 including a Stovie or Macaroni dinner at half time.  Doors open from 7.30, ceilidh will kick off at 8pm till midnight, bar will be open later.
Please buy your tickets in advance from charlieabel@ironbroo.scot  (07802 861390) it saves us having to find extra people to man the doors and take money when we need to be playing.  We also need numbers for the chef!

We will have a raffle so if you can bring any donations it would be most welcome.

Aberdeen Cyrenians began in 1968 as a soup kitchen run in the city’s Castlegate.  Organised by students from Aberdeen University, this service provided basic food to a growing number of people.  It became increasingly obvious that there was a high demand for further support services and eventually a night shelter was opened.

Over the next four decades Aberdeen Cyrenians opened the first ever wet hostel in Britain, the first Women’s hostel in Aberdeen, day centres, emergency accommodation for young people, medium-term accommodation for young and old, community & housing support services and an employment and education service.  An estimated 50,000 homeless people or people at risk of homelessness have been supported by Aberdeen Cyrenians over the past 48 years.
Cyrenians support comes in many forms and in 2015 included:

  • 10585 nights of residential accommodation care
  • 4781 Drop In appointments
  • 3621 hot meals eaten
  • 564 showers for rough sleepers
  • 243 sleeping bags handed out

There has been a dramatic rise in these numbers for 2016 as more people affected by family issues, job losses and high living costs come to us for help.
As you begin to plan your Christmas with family and friends please take a moment to think about those in our community who have no home to go to this festive season, those who will not see their family and friends, and those who will spend their Christmas Day with Aberdeen Cyrenians.

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