3rd Dec, 2016

Freedom Disco fun day helps bring in the cash

Aaron Wise 21st Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MORE than £750 was raised at an action-packed fun day for disabled children in Badsey.

Tracey Hemming hosted the ‘Freedom Disco’ fête on Saturday (July 16) at the village’s The Pub in a Club, where youngsters enjoyed a wide range of activities including races, games, a tombola, raffle, bouncy castle and BBQ.

There was also a special ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ competition and Evesham’s MP Nigel Huddleston opened the fête.

Ms Hemming launched the Freedom Discos back in March, after being left disheartened following the closure of Evesham’s Marilyn’s nightclub disco for the disabled. The money raised at the fun day will go towards funding equipment for the weekly disco.

“The day went off so well and we had a good turn out. I just feel so proud of everyone.” said Ms Hemming.

“The Britain’s Got Talent competition turned everyone into an emotional wreck and the BBQ was a great success.

“Neville Duffy donated money to buy family games and a thank you has to go to Chelsea Mason, who dressed as Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. She even got asked for her first autograph.

“Also a big thank you to Scott Farms who were generous in helping us to set-up the fête, as well as the disco. They paid for the bouncy castle hire and all the food and donated raffle prizes.

“Mr Huddleston was kind and caring to the youngsters at the fête and mingled with everyone. We even got him in the stocks and by the time he left he was absolutely soaked.

“I’ve been so lucky with all the donations I received for the fête from local businesses and the residents of Badsey did us proud with their donations to the tombola.

“The Freedom Discos have been worthwhile and I see the children grow every week with confidence. Thank you for all your support,” she added.