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Sheffield bar aims to strike a chord with charity event

The 90s is about to make a big comeback and help to raise cash for local charity Lost Chord, thanks to an event organised by Yates Sheffield.

The event, which will take place on 29 January, will involve a number of 90s themed fun activities and a party atmosphere and will encourage people donate to the charity for each activity they take part in. The event will kick off with a chicken wing contest, followed by a guess the sweets draw and a raffle to win a 50 inch television worth over £300.

Then the main event – a colourful UV party, will kick off at 9pm with the best 90s classics and old school rave tunes to dance the night away. There’ll be UV cannons, glow sticks on entry, UV face painting in exchange for donations so people can really travel back in time to clubbing in the 90s!

All proceeds from the night will go to Lost Chord, to help towards its work in the local community and beyond to help people suffering from dementia, and their families.

Lost Chord was founded in 1999 by Helena Muller. The charity produces more than 1,300 interactive musical sessions a year in 130 homes, designed to stimulate responses from people with dementia through the media of music, song and dance.

Kevin Eley, Deputy Manager at Yates Sheffield said: “We wanted to organise an event that would cheer people up and take them back to the wonder years of the 90s – something different amongst the gloom and doom of January. We also wanted to give something back and we chose Lost Chord as the charity we wanted to raise money for as it does some fantastic work in the local community and beyond, helping those who suffer from dementia.

“We hope this event will get the year off to a fun and exciting start for Yates Sheffield and we look forward to welcoming people on the night for an evening of entertainment!”

Helena Muller, CEO of The Lost Chord charity, said: “We’re so grateful to Yates Sheffield for supporting us and we think this event is a brilliant idea – the money raised will help us to continue our work in Sheffield and across the UK to raise self-esteem and promote wellbeing among people with dementia.”

For more information on the even and how to get involved visit www.weareyates.co.uk/sheffield/ or Yates Sheffield’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/yates.sheffield