A NEW disco night run at The Canberra Centre in Melksham for adults with special needs was a big hit when the inaugural event was held on Friday.

About 50 people plus their carers attended the disco with the hits being played from 7pm to 10pm.

The night saw non-stop hits being played by the house DJ Jon Hubbard and a bar and café facility being run by volunteers.

The event organised by Youth Work Manager Gemma Connolly, was started to help meet the needs of young adults whose birthdays took them over 25 and made them too old to attend the charity’s No Limits SEND Youth Club.

She said: “It was really heartbreaking to have to tell these wonderful young adults that they couldn’t come to Canberra any more.

“So I asked if we could run a special evening occasionally for older people with the same challenges.”