Children’s cancer charity hosts fundraising ceilidh

Oliver Gill
Oliver Gill

LEVEN charity LoveOliver has been going from strength to strength in recent months and has now launched another major fund-raising event – a ceilidh night.

It will take place in the stunning venue of Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh on October 27, with all proceeds going to the charity, which was formed in 2011 to help fund research into childhood cancer and to provide practical support to families affected by it.

Oliver’s Auntie Joanna’s ceilidh band ‘Superceilidhfragilistic’ will be reuniting for one night only for what promises to be a fantastic evening of dancing, alongside great raffle prizes, a photo booth, a tuck shop and a merchandise stall.

The charity was formed last year by Leven couple Jennifer and Andy Gill in memory of their son Oliver (pictured right), who died on Christmas Day 2010, aged just 24 weeks.

Oliver was diagnosed with cancer at only three days old but remained happy during his treatment and became an inspiration to all who met him or heard about his struggle.

Since launching, the charity has raised over £116,000 and it is hoped the ceilidh will help to boost coffers even further.

Jennifer and Andy said: “We continue to be overwhelmed by the support for LoveOliver but are amazed and delighted to see the impact our beautiful boy is having.

“So many people have completed impressive challenges this year to raise money for LoveOliver.

“Thank you to everyone for your continued support in so many different ways.”

For more information about the ceilidh night and the charity’s other upcoming events, including an appeal for people to volunteer their help at a bag packing day at Sainsbury’s in Leven on December 1, visit its website at