Take steps to save Euxton disco

First published in Euxton

A weekly children’s disco which faces closure after 13 years has appealed to parents for their support.

Euxton Children’s Disco was founded in May 2000 by children’s entertainers Hayley and Richard Stevens.

The under-13s disco on Fridays is a non-profit making venture, charging £2 per child to cover costs.

For a few years, Euxton Community Centre was at full capacity every week, but over the last three years numbers have dwindled and the disco is struggling to cover running costs.

Hayley said: “Most of the children who attend are of primary school age, with a few who in the first year of high school.

“Along with dancing to all the latest chart music the children enjoy games, competitions, structured dance routines and a monthly theme night. There is a strict behaviour policy in place and the children are supervised at all times.

“The disco has also provided valuable work experience for young people who wish to work with children in their future careers. Three of the current volunteers are studying degrees connected to working with young people.

“We need more parent support, by bringing their children along.

“If any parents wish to come down and see the disco in action before bringing their children, they are very welcome to do so.”

Euxton Children’s Disco runs every Friday from 7.30pm till 9pm at Euxton Parish Church Community Centre, Wigan Road.

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