Disco divas to dance the night away in aid of poorly babies

From left: friends Aoife Hughes, Emily Collen and Sophie Patterson are organising a summer disco for charity
From left: friends Aoife Hughes, Emily Collen and Sophie Patterson are organising a summer disco for charity

Three youngsters who have been friends since they were babies have organised a summer disco in aid of a charity that helps poorly newborns

Emily Collen, Aoife Hughes and Sophie Patterson, all aged seven, have organised the children’s event from 4pm to 6pm at Chinnor Village Hall on Saturday, July 11 and have already sold several tickets to classmates.

The girls – who are in the same class at Mill Lane Primary School in Chinnor – are raising money for the Support for Sick Newborns and their Parents charity, which is based at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, because little Emily was given a life-saving blood transfusion soon after she was born.

Emily’s mum Lara, of Estover Way, Chinnor, said: “It makes me extremely proud to see the girls working together, coming up with ideas for raffle prizes and selling tickets.

“Aoife and Sophie said they know Emily was poorly when she was a baby, so they want to help other babies that are poorly.”

As well as disco dancing, there will be face painting, children’s entertainment and a raffle. Tickets cost £2.50 in advance and £3 on the door. Call Lara on 07787 823768 to buy, or help with raffle prizes.