On Friday, May 4th at Morden Hall in Merton, over 200 pairs of happy feet will be dancing their way through an odyssey of classic grooves from Abba through Wham and Take That to the Scissor Sisters to celebrate the first anniversary of Funky Feet.
Funky Feet is a club night launched to provide people with learning or physical disabilities a fun and safe environment in which to socialise.
“The aim of this club is to promote independence and to give these residents the confidence to attend similar events in the borough and further afield,” explains Zoey O’Brien, Merton Council’s Community Development Officer.
This council led event was created after a survey revealed that residents with learning or physical disabilities wanted a disco that they could regularly attend.
Elspeth Morrison, Merton resident and Funky Feet goer, said: “Funky Feet is a good idea because the music is good and I get the chance to really dance. I also like it because I meet new people.”
Councillor Margaret Brierly, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Services, agrees: “Funky Feet has opened up a number of opportunities for our residents. It gives them the chance to have a real presence in their own community, make friends and most importantly to let their hair down and have a good time.”