Dancing for Diamond funds

A NORTH Northumberland village’s plans for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are moving forward.

And Lowick was certainly stepping out when the Village Hall committee recently hosted a ceilidh to raise funds for the Jubilee Fair and Street Party in June.

After a traditional pie and peas supper, revellers danced the night away to the ever-popular Penny Dot Ceilidh Band. More than £300 was raised towards June’s party and everyone slept well on Friday night.

And in the course of the evening, the Jubilee Queen and her four attendants were decided by committee deputy chairman Peter Calder drawing their names from a hat.

Work will start now to design a costume for the Jubilee Queen and sashes for the attendants.

Village Hall committee member Ann Gold said: “It was great to see the village support the Ceilidh to help make this a Jubilee for everyone to remember.

“We’ve other fund-raising efforts planned and we know we can rely on people to use their skills and abilities to ensure that everyone has a good time.”