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Dancing for joy!

Published on 06 August 2014

An Independent, family-run supermarket in the heart of the Markethill donated a fantastic £500 to a local dance group promoting the heritage of the area.

J D Hunter & Co have been providing food and drink since the 1920s, and the store’s customers have helped to raise £500 to the Mid-Armagh Community Network by being part of the Nisa group and the Making A Difference Locally (MADL) charity. The money is raised through the sale of specific products in-store.

Alison Strong from J D Hunter & Co, said: “It’s important to be instrumental fundraisers in the area you trade in because it’s a way of giving something back to the community.

“If customers support us even more, they will raise even more money for charity and as a joint decision we decide what charity to support.

“The donation will support the Mid-Armagh Community Network to preserve and promote heritage of the Ulster-Scots group in Markethill town and the surrounding rural hinterlands of Mullabrack, Mountnorris, Loughgilly, Glenanne and beyond.”

The cheque was presented by Alison to Hilary Singleton, Highland Dance co-ordinator.

Hilary said: “The Markethill Ulster-Scots Dancers have enjoyed another busy and successful year. In total 50 dancers enrolled in over three classes and the dancers completed UKA Dance examinations in the summer term achieving a 100% pass rate.”

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