Change to St Patrick’s Day event in Alnwick

The Rooster's Cat
The Rooster's Cat

Friday’s St Patrick’s Day event in Alnwick to raise money for the Evie Campbell Fund has changed its format.

It was originally due to be a ticketed event with a three-course meal, but due to a big demand from music fans wanting to see Alnwicky and The Rooster’s Cat, the night, is the Northumberland Hall, is now open to everyone.

Newly-formed Alnwicky performs a varied and vibrant mix of traditional sounds from Northumberland, Scotland and Ireland, making them the perfect choice for the evening.

The Rooster’s Cat is also a great addition to the event’s entertainment, providing music from the 1930s to the present day, ranging from Led Zeppelin to The Jungle Book, almost guaranteeing guests will get up and dance.

Entry is £5 on the door, pies and peas will be served and there will be Irish-themed bingo.

The Evie Campbell Fund has been set up to support the five-year-old’s bone-marrow transplant as the Campbells, from Shilbottle, aim to raise £10,000 to help cover the costs, paying for the likes of travel, accommodation and childcare costs during the process.

The Swansfield Park Primary School pupil was diagnosed with Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA) at the age of eight weeks. The condition, caused by a failure in the bone marrow and characterised by an inability to produce red blood cells, affects only around 125 people in the UK. It requires intensive therapy and has no known cure.