Pale Moon Charity Event September 2017

Pale Moon Charity Event 2017

Come and join us for a night of music, dancing and more, with delicious food and bar.
Featuring JOHNNY FLYNN, HOLLY HOLDEN and I SEE RIVERS!

 Raising money for the Rainbow Support Centre, Fishguard.

The Rainbow Support Centre in Fishguard was set up earlier this year by a very inspiring lady called Yvonne Pye. Yvonne herself has cancer and felt that there was a lack of support locally for the people of North Pembrokeshire.

Barrie & Suzanne Thomas from Eglwyswrw kindly offered the use of the building on West Street, Fishguard, and Yvonne put a post on Facebook looking for volunteers to help set up the centre. It wasn’t long before the wonderful people of Pembrokeshire responded. The centre was cosmetically updated, a committee formed and The Rainbow Centre opened by Jerome Flynn, patron, on March 14th 2017.

The vision for the centre is to make a difference to the people of Pembrokeshire with a cancer diagnosis or a life limiting illness. This is available for families and carers too.

A wide array of help is available including complimentary therapies, art and craft, activities, talks, support groups, nutritional advice, counselling, homeopathy, reflexology, massage and healing to financial advice, help with form filling and much more. Friendships are formed and it is a lovely place to go and have a cuppa and a chat.

Jerome Flynn opens the Rainbow Centre
Jerome Flynn opens the centre

It can be a very lonely and difficult road for the person suffering and their loved ones. The centre offers an opportunity of gaining that extra support. Talking to people that have been on the same journey can be very comforting. There are many options out there which can help make things a bit more bearable. The Rainbow Centre aims to serve the local community and to become a hub of support. Links have been made with organisations such as Macmillan, CWTCH and Paul Sartori amongst others.

The Pale Moon Big Night Out seeks to bring the local community together in a spirit of love, compassion and generosity. By supporting the Rainbow Centre, we want to increase awareness of the fantastic work they are doing there. We hope you will help us to raise as much as we can for The Rainbow Centre. It is wonderful that this centre has been set up locally for Pembrokeshire.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite – don’t delay as numbers limited! This year’s Pale Moon Night out takes place from 6pm on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Celtic Camping, Pwll caerof farm, Berea, SA62 6DG and tickets cost from £11 – £21.

 

‘Pale Moon Charity Events’ is a small Pembrokeshire group set up three years ago by actor Jerome Flynn and friends, to raise funds for charities and causes. There’s a story behind the ‘Pale Moon’ name: 

In the late 1970’s, a bi-annual cricket tour was started by Jerome’s father, actor Eric Flynn, between his village team in Kent, and the Llanrhian team in Pembrokeshire, a village that Eric and the Flynn family had adopted as their own. Every year each team would travel to the other’s home county to celebrate the communal friendships that had formed over the years and to fiercely and joyfully compete for a trophy cup. One of the Llanrhian players, John George, a greatly loved man and swashbuckling cricketer, was fond of singing and became the inspiration for the ‘Pale Moon’ name. One of his favourite songs was an old Irish ballad called ‘the Rose of Tralee’ which started with the line “the pale moon was rising” – and quite often was the only line that John managed to get out, depending on the level of celebration he had reached!
Over the 10 or so years that these cricket tours took place, legendary tales were born and great friendships forged. It is in celebration of that spirit, the times shared, and the lives of John George and Eric Flynn who were both taken too soon by cancer, that we take to the cricket field each year, and in the evening host a charitable event to raise money for causes in need. 

 

Suzanne Ashworth of West Wales Web and Pembrokeshire Life Online
Words  by Suzanne Ashworth

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