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Knaresborough Forest Park volunteers to host 'Ceilidh and Curry' fundraiser

Knaresborough Forest Park is hosting a Ceilidh and Curry fundraiser at Pannal Village Hall - an evening of music, dance and local cuisine.

Knaresborough Forest Park volunteers to host 'Ceilidh and Curry' fundraiser Knaresborough Forest Park volunteers are hosting an evening of music, dance and delicious local cuisine next month. The 'Ceilidh and Curry' fundraiser will be held at Pannal Village Hall on Friday 15th September. Harrogate-based Dark Horse Ceilidh Band will be providing the entertainment, whilst Knaresborough restaurant and takeaway Zolsha will be catering with a two-course buffet menu. Guests will have a choice of two starters and two main courses, including vegetarian options, plus rice. There will also be a licensed bar and raffle at the fundraiser, which is taking place between 7pm-10:30pm. Liz Baxandall, Knaresborough Forest Park’s Fundraising Coordinator, said:

“We are delighted to be hosting what promises to be such a lovely evening with excellent entertainment and food. "It will provide us with a really nice social occasion to get to know our supporters, whilst having fun and raising money for our community-led nature reserve and educational and wellbeing project.”
Dark Horse Ceilidh Band have years of experience playing for dances across North and West Yorkshire at a variety of events including weddings, birthday parties and club socials. In the band’s own words, they said:
"Ceilidhs are great fun for people of all ages and experience. "Whether you are having your first go or are an accomplished dancer, with the help of our caller you will soon be dancing like an expert. "Forget any fears of making mistakes; the real aim is to have fun!"
Tickets for the event at Pannal Village Hall are £20 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite here: www.knaresboroughforestpark.org. Knaresborough Forest Park Knaresborough Forest Park is the name the volunteers have given to the 60.81 acres of farmland that they are currently in the process of purchasing for the community. The land was once part of the eastern end of the ancient Royal Forest of Knaresborough. It is an integral part of a green wildlife corridor between the River Nidd at Conyngham Hall and the Nidderdale Greenway near Bilton. This includes Long Lands Common - Harrogate’s first-ever community-owned 30-acre woodland and nature reserve. It was the inspiration for Knaresborough Forest Park, which is now itself an autonomous project within the Community Benefit Society that was set up by Long Lands Common founders. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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