MORE than £5,700 was raised for Alzheimer's Research at a Hampshire Burns Night Ceilidh.

Otterbourne Village Hall came alive on Saturday, January 27 as the local community gathered to celebrate with a lively Ceilidh.

It was organised by Anthony Layden, Lynn Chapman and Paula Still, whose family has been directly impacted by Alzheimer's.

They orchestrated an unforgettable evening that not only paid homage to Scottish traditions including piping in the haggis, Robbie Burns poems and speeches, but also raised crucial funds for Alzheimer's Research.

Hampshire Chronicle: Otterbourne Burns Night

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The event, attended by more than 150 people, featured a spirited Ceilidh band that had guests dancing the night away. 

Generosity poured in from local businesses, which rallied behind the cause by providing an array of enticing raffle and auction prizes. They are: Northbrook Arms, Greener Landscapes, Twyford Chiropractic Clinic, Hampshire Florist, Winchester Golf Club, Core Confidence with Sam Baker, The Otter, Otterbourne Theatre Company, Holiday stay from N&C Williams, Platform 1, The Bugle, Shoal, The Ivy, Cook, Paula Still Art, Charitable Baker, Ageas Bowl, Carabella Gifts, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Marwell Zoo, Hawk Conservatory, Compton and Shawford Tennis Club and Nicola Rist Osteopathy. 

Hampshire Chronicle: Otterbourne Burns Night

The organisers expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support from sponsors, attendees, and the community at large.

The organisers said: "We've been overwhelmed with the support shown by everyone, including all of our generous sponsors and those in attendance. The interest in the event was huge, with us even having a waiting list to attend. Thank you to everyone that was involved."

The success of the event is reflected in the remarkable sum of more than £5,700 raised, all of which will be directed towards Alzheimer's Research UK to aid in their crucial work.

For more information on Alzheimer’s Research UK, visit