Building Cambodian school in memory of Peterhead woman


A charity ceilidh in aid of the Janie’s School campaign is taking place on March 4 at the Old Mill Inn, Maryculter, Aberdeen from 1930 to midnight.

The ceilidh is part of a year-long fundraising campaign which aims to raise £25,000 to build a school in Cambodia - Janie’s School - in memory of Peterhead woman Janie Evans who passed away very suddenly in November 2009.

Janie had a passion for education - a trait inherited by her daughters, Paula and Jennifer, who are committed to not only build the school in her memory, but financially supporting the school in future years.

The school will be built by American Assistance for Cambodia - funded through donations to Hope Worldwide UK - who run a programme to develop schools in areas where they are most needed.

Entertainment on the night will be provided by the Iron Broo Ceilidh Duo, and there will also be a raffle on the night, with prizes donated by local businesses including:

James Dunn House, Café 52, Moonfish Café, Malmaison, The Palace Hotel, The Happy Plant Garden Centre, Nova, Harry Dougal, The Ashvale, Aberdeen Football Club, Logica, SP Life Photography, Dobbies Garden Centre and the Ugie Salmon House.

Ceilidh organiser, Emma Rothwell, said: “This is going to be a great night for everyone in aid of a wonderful cause and I’m very grateful to all the local businesses who have been extremely generous in providing raffle prizes.”

Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased from Books and Beans on Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Donations towards the campaign are also invited at