1940s evening in Reeth to raise money for Rug Aid

Heather teaching rug making in Africa.

A 1940s evening at the Buck Hotel in Reeth on Saturday, October 21, aims to raise money for an organisation giving blind people in the Gambia the gift of dignity and independence.

Rug Aid was founded by well known Reeth rug maker, Heather Ritchie, and helps blind and visually impaired people in the Gambia to learn a new skill, enabling them to earn a living and escape from the cycle of poverty and deprivation which so often goes with the condition.

The entertainment at the fund raising evening will include music to sing and dance to by Tony Hill with local supporting guests; primarily from the 1940s but with plenty of other styles and decades thrown in for good measure. There will also be a raffle and a prize for the best 1940s outfit.

The evening begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £10, including supper, available from Reeth Post Office or the Buck, or ring 01748-884435 or 01748-812296.