TWO primary school children decided to hold a disco party to raise money for charity, rather than to celebrate their birthdays.
Ollie Davis, 11, and Maddi Davis, 10, won a voucher for a disco party at Upper Beeding Primary School’s Christmas fair, but rather than keep it for their birthdays they decided to use it to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.
A party was held on Saturday night in Upper Beeding Village Hall with the Sussex mobile party organiser Dinki Disco who donated the voucher in the first place.
The party was attended by 35 of their school friends, and along with their parents they raised £275 the Shoreham charity Your Space Your Time, which provides play and activities for children and young people with motor, sensory, behavioural or learning difficulties and supports parents and carers.
At the party was close family friend, Thomas Griffiths, eight, who regularly attends the charity’s facilities.
Thomas’s parents, Alec and Nicola Griffiths, explained how important the charity had been to their family, providing a fun, stimulating and safe environment for Thomas and enabling the family to spend quality time with their other two children Jake and Issy.
They said the charity’s support allows them to do things they otherwise would find difficult with the restrictions that Thomas’s disabilities bring, such as going to the cinema, a meal out or even a long walk.