Fun blast from the past as group goes d-i-s-c-o to support regional charity

St George's Players in fancy dress.
St George's Players in fancy dress.

AN amateur theatre group from Morpeth is urging residents to turn back the clock and put on their dancing shoes to help a good cause.

Members of St George’s Players have organised a night of live music and disco dancing with a 60s and 70s theme in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice.

Two local bands, The Smoking Barrels and Black & Blue, will perform a range of popular songs from the era and the Players themselves will provide some entertainment.

Guests are encouraged to wear fancy dress to get the theme in full swing.

David Kiely, a member of the group, said: “We were aware of the new Hospice shop that has opened in Morpeth recently and decided to hold an event that would raise awareness of the role St Oswald’s plays in our community.

“A few members had a personal link with the charity in the past and felt this was a great way to involve Morpeth residents in supporting St Oswald’s.”

The event will take place on Saturday, September 28. Tickets are £8 per person and available from the St Oswald’s shop in Bridge Street.

Fund-raiser for the charity, Emma Noble, said: “We think the 60s and 70s night sounds like a fantastic idea and are incredibly grateful that the theatre group has decided to support St Oswald’s by hosting the event.

“We need to raise £6.5million each year to continue providing care to North East adults, young people and children, and events such as this one really help raise awareness in the local community.”

For more information about it, call 0191 2469123.