A group of adults with learning disabilities have organised their own charity Halloween fancy dress party with a bit of help from Derwen College Charity and entertainment organisers The Flamingo Lounge.

Some of Derwen College’s long-term residents, who live and work at Derwen, have planned and organised a Spooky Halloween Day Party on 31 October at The Venue, in Oswestry.

Clients James, Elizabeth and Richard met with The Flamingo Lounge to discuss venue, entertainment, décor and marketing for their party, which will raise funds for Derwen Charity. They have worked with Derwen staff to create spooky decorations and design an eye-catching advertising poster.

The party is for adults, aged over 16, with learning disabilities, along with their friends and families.

Partygoers are encouraged to dress up in creepy costumes. The party will include DJ Callum, lots of games, disco, raffle, hot food menu and a licensed bar.

Derwen client James Ralphs said: “We want as many people as possible to dress up and come to our Halloween fancy dress party, to have fun and help raise money for Derwen Charity.”

Louisa Bottomley, creative director at The Flamingo Lounge said:

“We are very excited to be co-producing this event with the Derwen clients. We’ve been liaising with Derwen College fundraiser Anna Evans and Head of Client Services Frances Muscutt to produce the event, which has featured true participation and inclusion, and we’ve been so delighted to be working with the fabulous Derwen community!”

Tickets are priced at £5 and are available in advance from https://www.tickettailor.com/events/theflamingolounge/765266 or on the door.

Money raised will go towards Derwen College’s new Community Social Hub for people with learning disabilities to run and use with the wider community.

Pictured: (left to right): Clients Richard Aveston, James Ralphs and Elizabeth Cork have been busy making super scary decorations for the Halloween event.