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Funky dance night supports Winter Toy Appeal


A dance night takes place this November in aid of StokeyParents Winter Toy and Food Appeal.


Mind The Gap, an event for people who feel ‘too old for Dalston and too young for Wetherspoons’, is organised by a group of local parents who met when their children attended Grazebrook Primary School.


Their next gig takes place at The Others (6 and 8 Manor Road) from 7pm – 1am on Saturday November 21st and every penny raised on the door will help StokeyParents buy food and toys for families living in deprivation in Hackney this winter.  Admission costs £5.


Jenna Fansa, founder of StokeyParents, said: “We are so very thankful that Mind the Gap has chosen to support local families in this way.  As if local parents needed an excuse to get a babysitter and enjoy a night out!  While they’re dancing the night away, the money they raise will make the festive season more special for children who may otherwise have gone without.”


Mind the Gap was founded by Ashley Crompton, Caroline Lawton, Jackie Sanders and Irena Micijevic Michi. This is the 13th event they’ve held and past event have supported other great local causes.


Ashley said: “We have six different DJs (all local parents) and none of us take ourselves too seriously. They include me- AKA Volcanic Ash, there’s also Fat Boy Slim Fast and Swedish Housewife Mafia. We play a range of music from pop, disco, punk, rock, house and 70s and 80s glam and the dancefloor is always full.”


Mind the Gap’s poster reads: “We wanted to go out dancing and feel funky but not frumpy… we didn’t know where so we made our own club night Mind the Gap.”


Gifts collected and bought with charitable donations will be distributed by the Ivy Street Family Centre, social workers, women’s refuges, schools and family centres to children in most need in Hackney. Food donated and bought with charitable donations will go to the Hackney Food Bank, which is experiencing 20% higher demand this year.

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