Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Taking centre stage

ARE you doing anything this Friday night? Exactly! You are probably not as it is hardly the party night out season is it? But why not drag yourselves away from the Coronation Street double bill on the telly and get yourselves along to Carlisle Mencap's Got Talent.

Taking place at the Harraby Catholic Club (Edgehill Road, Carlisle, CA1 3PQ, for those who want to key in the SatNav!) on Friday February 1 from 6pm to 10pm, this is the first fundraising social event of 2019 for Carlisle Mencap and it is one where the service users are very much to the fore!

At the time of going to press, we had eight acts confirmed - so take a bow the following: LEON (dancer); NAOMI & MATTHEW (singing duo); PAUL (memory act); GEORGIA (singer); CLARE (singer); CAROLINE (singer); JORDAN (dancer/juggler) and AMBER & MARK (singing duo).

So competition is going to be fierce and our CEO Sheila, as head of judging, is going to have a few tough decisions to make on the night.

The night will be compered by Graham and our favourite DJ Damien will also be in attendance to keep the audience amused between the acts. 

The catholic club staff - who have once again kindly let us have the large entertainment room for free - will be manning the bar.

Admission - on the night only - is £5 for adults, £2.50 for under-16s and it's free for support workers. The admission price includes a buffet.

So come along and enjoy a fun night out. The service users taking part deserve immense credit for putting themselves forward to appear on stage and they'll really appreciate the support you can give them. 

Just a quick reminder that on Thursday, January 31 the draw for the Carlisle Mencap Festive Raffle takes place. The results will be available on our website at www.carlislemencap.co.uk and also on our Twitter and Facebook sites.

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