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A warm Embrace for discos in Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 10, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Matthew Hill with his partner Adele Burns.

Matthew Hill with his partner Adele Burns.

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A NEW disco night for people living with disabilities is starting in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

The Embrace Discos will take place at Milward Hall in Salisbury Street, Leek, every Monday evening starting next week, on February 10.

The evenings are the brainchild of Matthew Hill, and his partner Adele Burns, who live in Leek and already organise similar weekly events in Macclesfield.

Matthew, who helps provide DJs for Chicago Rock cafes across the country, said: "Anyone can come along to our discos. They are for all ages and all abilities. It's all about being inclusive."

Matthew explained that the Macclesfield discos have become very popular and that many people have been attending from the Staffordshire Moorland – hence how he and Adele have identified the need for such a weekly event in Leek.

He said: "We have been running them for around four years now. We used to run them at Chicago Rock before it closed down and so have now been running them at the United Reform Church in Macclesfield for the past nine months. We often get in excess of 120 to 150 people each night."

Each Embrace Disco in Leek will run from 7pm until 9pm. There will be ramped access available as well as a disabled lift.

With non-alcoholic refreshment on offer, admission is £2 although free for carers with such identification.

For further information about Leek's Embrace Disco Night for People with Disabilities, call 07803 751617.

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