-By Francesca Gould- Community Reporter for Torbay Times
A Paignton man and his daughter are hoping to raise around £8000 for Marie Curie by organising various fundraising events, including a ‘silent disco’ and a trek along part of the Great Wall of China.
So far, David Shott, an Outreach Teacher, and his daughter Amber have raised £1000 since July.
Generous football players and supporters at Dartington Sports Club took part in a football afternoon in September and raised £420 for the cause.
An unusual fundraising event, a ‘silent disco’, will be held on November 10th at Cantina Kitchen Bar in Young’s Park Road, Paignton. Charlie Harris, Assistant Manager, said: ‘Partygoers wear a headset and can decide which track they want to listen and dance to. It’s a little strange as the room is silent and people are dancing to different songs, but everyone has a lot of fun.’
David added: ‘Kate, Queenie and the team have offered to provide a pizza buffet, free of charge, and Chris from the company ‘Silent Event Hero’, have offered the silent disco at no charge, so all money will go to Marie Curie.’ Tickets are on sale for £15 and the disco starts at 7pm.
David and Amber hope to raise a lot of money by trekking along part of the Great wall of China in October 2018, as part of a team of people all supporting Marie Curie End of Life Care. He said, ‘I saw a promotion offering the opportunity to do the walk in China and couldn’t think of a better cause to support. Several of my wife’s family have suffered from cancer and have had the support of Marie Curie nurses towards the end of their lives.’
If you would like to donate please go to David’s fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/David-Shott
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