Medical Students Enjoy Annual Ceilidh!
On the 20th January, Preston medical students and staff got to ditch their scrubs for a night and doll up for the annual winter ceilidh; 120 plus attendees turning up at Barton Grange Hotel in their finest dinner jackets, glamourous dresses, and yes, even a few kilts made an appearance. It was a great night, organised by Nils Kaufmann and Hannah Musgrave of the Preston Medical Society, with a two-course meal and complimentary half a bottle of wine, which were heartily enjoyed.
After the meal, the ceilidh (a Scottish folk dance) began. For many attendees, this was their first ceilidh and a new experience to be cherished despite the many bruises and trodden feet endured as part of that experience. After the ceilidh finished, the night took a more modern turn, with contemporary music being played by a DJ.
Whilst a night out is always appreciated, this was a special occasion with all the proceeds going to charity. The chosen charity for the evening was the Anna Wilkinson Mockingbird Trust, a charity set up in memory of the sister of the one of the medical students here at Preston, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2016. It is a charity, which, quite rightly, has received a great deal of love and generosity from the student body, raising nearly £900 through ticket sales and a raffle held on the night.
This money will be used by the Anna Wilkinson Mockingbird Trust to help children like Anna, with life-limiting illnesses, create fun and treasured memories with their families by going on trips, trying new activities and learning new skills.
If you are keen to learn more about the charity and donate, please go to www.theannawilkinsonmockingbirdtrust.co.uk.