Ceilidh supports hero’s work

Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, site of the Biniyam Admassu Memorial Foundation.

Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, site of the Biniyam Admassu Memorial Foundation. - Credit: Archant

Get ready to kick off the New Year with a ceilidh at Beccles Public Hall while supporting a good cause at the same time.

Ailsa MacDonald and Fiona Best are hosting the event next Friday, January 15 at 7pm in aid of the Biniyam Admassu Memorial Foundation.

Music and dancing will be provided by the Bacon Butty Band and tickets are available in advance or at the door, priced £5.

Heralded as Ethiopia’s son, Biniyam Admassu worked tirelessly for conservation and helped to rescue families from poverty and saved lives in one of the poorest countries in the world.

He died while fighting a fire in the Bale Mountains National Park, trying to protect Ethiopian wolves which are among the world’s most threatened species.

The aim of the Foundation is to increase awareness of his work, as well as constructing a memorial statue in the national park.

To buy tickets for the ceilidh in support of the Foundation or for more information, email ailsamacd@hotmail.co.uk or call 07522538364.