Teen’s initiative gets off ground

A TEENAGER has helped set up an under 18s disco in the town after friends told him they have nothing else to do.

George Murray, 17, who lives on the Southbrook, came up with the idea after talking to youngsters at youth clubs in Daventry.

He then got in touch with Alive Under 18s, a company which arranges non-alcoholic parties in other towns, including Banbury and Kettering.

After some research the firm agreed to run the nights at The Square Nightclub, in Bowen Square, during school holidays.

The first disco will take place on Sunday, October 30, with a queue jump available for anyone who is in Halloween fancy dress.

George, who is a former Danetre School pupil and now works at Dolphin Day Nursery in Daventry, said: “Some of my friends were saying they had been to nights like this in other towns so I started looking into it and decided we needed something like this in Daventry.

“I’ve spoken to people who go to youth clubs in the town and everyone has said it’s something they would love to have, there’s not an awful lot for youngsters to do around here.

“I think teenagers will love this, especially after the feedback I’ve had.”

Alive Under 18s director Stephen Hewlett added: “We had previously considered setting up in Daventry but as a smaller town we were unsure about the potential.

“However George persuaded us that the young people from Daventry were keen on the idea and have nothing to do, so we reconsidered.”

To find out more about the under 18s night, visit www.aliveclubnights.com/daventry.