Ghoulie in the Hall
Stewarton’s Centre played host once again to the annual Ghoulie in the Hall event, raising over £6,000 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital.
Organised by Lynne and Miles Goodwin, the event brought together locals from towns near and far, packed with entertainment from top to bottom. Both Lynne and Miles were thrilled with the turnout. Lynne said: “I love the fact that Stewarton people have supported us. Last year it raised thousands for charity. Kids are our future so we should look after and love them in sickness and in health.”
The evening was full to the brim with talented musicians of various genres, such as Have Mercy Las Vegas, Ziggi Battles and Miles Goodwin Allstars, who had the crowd cheering and dancing all night.
Local Sharon Gibson left the crowd speechless when she took to the stage and performed Meatloaf’s legendary Bat out of Hell. Thrilled to have played a part in making the night a success, Sharon told The Review: “I’m really close to Lynne and Miles so it’s amazing to have supported it.”
The Smuggler’s Inn, who provided refreshments over the course of the evening, couldn’t be happier to have been involved. Owner Alan Dawson Said: “It’s a pleasure to support Miles and Lynne. They’re both personal friends.”
We’re all happy to support them here, and ultimately to support Glasgow Children’s hospital.”
The fun didn’t end with just music however. Additionally, there was an auction, which consisted of Rangers and Celtic jerseys signed by John Brown and Chris Sutton, a cue ball signed by Ronnie O’Sullivan, Monty Python star Eric Idle gave up his signed Life of Brian Doll, a Primal Scream vinyl signed by Bobby Gillespie, Belladrum Tartan Heart 3-day camping tickets for two and Sharleen Spiteri of Texas even donated her acoustic guitar for the occasion. There were more incredible items for purchase in addition to this.
The Village Balti House and The Coffee Pot provided some light bites for the punters, both pakora and sandwiches respectively.
Due to the overwhelming success of Ghoulie in the hall as well as its less frightening counterpart, Hoolie, Miles And Lynne believe the event is becoming somewhat of a brand in the town, seeing as this was the third time it has sold out since its debut. As it stands, there are no plans to expand the event to other towns as Miles feels it’s important to keep Ghoulie/Hoolie as Stewartonian events, but all could change in the future.