The sound of bagpipes accompanied the haggis on its way to being ‘addressed’ as over 90 people gathered in Kendal on Saturday 23rd January at our Burns Night Supper in aid of our ‘Lake District Landscape Flood Appeal’.

The fundraising Ceilidh-goers enjoyed a supper of haggis, neeps and tatties followed by an array of homemade puddings donated to the cause.

The Eden Valley Ceilidh Band provided the music and an opportunity to dance off the calories whilst donating the pounds to help restore some of the flood ravaged landscapes of the county.

Director, Douglas Chalmers (who is also the caller with the band) said,

“The best measure of how well any event is going is to look at everyone’s faces; whether greeting old friends, enjoying the splendid food or dancing the night away, the smiles were everywhere.

But all this fun was for a purpose. We wanted to thank everyone who has volunteered for Friends of the Lake District over the last year, and we took the opportunity to raise further money towards our Landscape Flood Appeal.

Thanks to the generosity of our guests we will have added over £1,000 to our fund, which will help to repair and build resilience across the county after the devastating events in December”.

If you weren’t able to attend the Ceilidh, you can still help the landscape by donating to our ‘Lake District Landscape Flood Appeal’ at