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Club night for people with learning disabilities created
1:12pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
A CLUB night has been created exclusively for people with learning disabilities.
Fusion is designed to allow people with learning disabilities to experience an environment and develop skills that they may otherwise not get the chance to.
Inspired by a girl who wanted to go clubbing like her brother and sister, Just BU has joined forces with Every 1 Wigan to run the night.
Just BU founder Justin Fellows said: “We wanted to find out what kind of skills people wanted to learn and see what opportunities we could create for them.
“Everyone who came said different things, some wanted to try DJing, others wanted to work behind a bar or glass collecting, but there was one girl who said she had never been to a nightclub and that was all she wanted.”
From this session, the idea of Fusion was born and with Cafe Stella on King Street in Leigh on board to host the evening, within a couple of months it has become a reality.
Justin said: “We were originally just going to do it as a one off event but we sold so many tickets in the first two hours we decided to do another one in October as well. If they both go well we will make it a monthly thing.
“The first one is a rave night because the girl whose idea it was loves dance music, but there will be other music too. There will be helpers who will glass collect and man the bar so hopefully a few people will get their wish.”
Members of Just BU have also explored their creative side by helped to design the posters and flyers for the evening.
The first instalment of Fusion is on September 24 from 7pm to 11pm and tickets are £2.50 or £4 with a support worker.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Fusion.cafe.stella.
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