Fun night to re­mem­ber

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Dis­abled youth will be able to dance up a storm at a spe­cial disco later this month.

The free event caters for young peo­ple aged be­tween 12 and 24 with men­tal or phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties and will be held at the Roskill Youth Zone on June 22.

En­ter­tain­ment on the night will be pro­vided by StarJam dancers.

StarJam is an or­gan­i­sa­tion that cre­ates na­tional and in­ter­na­tional per­for­mance op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

As well as the Jam­mers there will be a red car­pet and a roam­ing pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher.

There will also be food and lounge space in the kitchen area. Quiet rooms will be pro­vided for car­ers at the venue.

A sim­i­lar disco was held in Hen­der­son which drew around 600 peo­ple – the ca­pac­ity for the Mt Roskill event is 350.

The event is co-or­gan­ised and co-funded by the Al­bertE­den and Puke­ta­papa Lo­cal Boards to the tune of $8000.

Puke­ta­papa board mem­ber Ella Kumar says it is pleased to part­ner with its neigh­bour­ing board to de­liver a ‘‘fun red-car­pet night event for youth in our com­mu­nity that are not al­ways catered for’’.

The disco for youth with dis­abil­i­ties will be held on June 22, 6pm to 9pm, at Ros-

kill Youth Zone, Mt Roskill.

Photo: PATRICK BELLET

Party time: A free disco for dis­abled youth is be­ing held at Roskill Youth Zone this month.

at­tend­ing can RSVP to brenda. rai­ley@auck­land­coun­cil. govt.nz or 624 4941. Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bour news.co.nz and click Lat­est Edi­tion to watch a video of a Star Jam flash­mob per­form­ing Lady Gaga’s

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