The Marie Curie Hospice. Nitten Folk Club Charity Concert

Today Charlie and Ronnie, our chairperson and treasurer, respectively, along with Ann Young, visited the Marie Curie Hospice and met with Fiona Bushby, to present a cheque for the money raised by our annual Charity Concert on 30th September. The amount raised was a staggering £1,355.50. It was decided by the committee to round up the sum to £1,400.00 and it’s fair to say that Fiona was astounded by the generosity of the members,  friends and visitors of Nitten Folk Club who sold tickets, bought raffle tickets, sold CD’s (aye – we do mean you, Charlie), donated raffle prizes, performed on the night, made cash donations and performed the multitude of other tasks that helped to make the evening such a resounding success.

L to R: Charlie Boyle, Ann Young, Fiona Bushby, Ronnie Miller

The Marie Curie Foundation provides expert hospice care wherever it’s needed – either in a hospice or within the comfort of your own home. Their dedicated team of nurses, healthcare assistants and other healthcare professionals bring the nursing, clinical and emotional help that people need at the most difficult time of their lives and they also offer support to the people close to them – from reassurance and practical information to more simple things, like letting them take a much needed break from the stress that’s always a part of losing a loved one.  If you want to find out more about the work they do you can visit their website by clicking here




Ian and Ann Young performing with Fairmile at last year’s Charity Concert.


We, at Nitten Folk Club, are proud to have been able to make this substantial donation to the hospice, to enable them to continue to do their marvellous work in and for the community. We decided to make the donation to the Marie Curie Hospice in honour of our dear friend Ian Young, who sadly passed away earlier this year; the hospice provided invaluable care and support to Ian and his wife Ann, in the last few precious months of his life and we were delighted that she was able to join us at the hospice to deliver the cheque. A fine musician, prolific songwriter and a wonderful friend – Ian will be greatly missed by us all at Nitten Folk Club.

Our thanks also go, as always, to the hard working and generous team at the Dean Tavern and the members of the Dean Trust for the unwavering support they have shown us over the years.