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Ssshhh! Woodroffe students hold a silent disco for charity
STUDENTS will be gripped by ‘silent’ Saturday night fever as they don headsets and dance the night away in aid of the UK’s leading cancer charity.
A-level pupils from The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis have organised a silent disco at the Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday, September 28 to raise money for Cancer Research UK as part of their A-level applied business course.
Everyone will be given a set of wireless headphones and a selection of music is played through them, rather than the traditional speaker system.
The five organisers have been planning the night since the end of their AS levels in July and the event will contribute to their overall grade at the end of the year.
The event has been organised by Alice Neal, Fran Hall, Chris Boxall, Ruby Jenkin and Izzy Bosence, and Chris said he couldn’t wait.
He said: “When we started to think seriously about it, we did a survey of other classmates and of the people in Bridport and we were glad when the results came back that everyone wanted a silent disco, because we wanted to do something musical.
“I’m really looking forward to the event because I think it’s going to be really funny watching people dance when you don’t know what they are listening to.”
The group decided to choose Cancer Research UK as their charity after realising they all had relatives who had been diagnosed with cancer.
Chris said: “We couldn’t decide which charity to nominate and then we heard a classmate talking about one of their family being diagnosed with cancer.
“After talking we realised all of us had at least one family member who had the disease as well.
“It was an easy decision in the end because of our personal links and the fact it’s such a great charity it really deserves as much money as it can get so it can look for a cure.”
Tickets for the over-17 night cost £7 and can be bought on the door, with the night starting at 8.30pm and finishing at 12.30pm.
All money raised will be donated to Cancer Research UK.
For more information please contact the arts centre on 01308 424204.
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