A CHARITY supporting Wirral people with learning disabilities  is holding a Bollywood Night to raise vital funds.

For the first time Mencap Wirral's will be hosting a Bollywood themed night with a three-course buffet-style Indian meal, Bollywood DJ, a performance from a local Bollywood dance group and a chance to learn some dance moves.

The event will take place at St Anne’s Parish Centre, Birkenhead on Saturday, May 11 from 7pm onwards. Tickets, £25, can be bought from the Wirral Mencap Office on Market Street, Birkenhead or via the following link: https://buytickets.at/wirralmencap/1176152

The idea of a Bollywood Night fundraiser was brought forward by Rama Rangan, whose son, Neeraj, completed Wirral Mencap’s Gateway Gold Award back in 2022.

Rama’s daughter will be performing as part of a local Bollywood dance group and will be on hand to teach some moves to those in attendance.

Rama said: "Neeraj has really enjoyed coming to Wirral Mencap and has happy memories of his time there. As a thank you from us we would like to host this event to help raise funds for Wirral Mencap on behalf of a grateful Neeraj and his family." 

Wirral Mencap's fundraiser, Becca Chapman said: "When we were approached with the concept of hosting a Bollywood Night, we absolutely leapt at the idea.

"Wirral Mencap is always trying to find new and exciting ways to raise the necessary funds to continue the vital support that it provides, and this is no exception.

"The Bollywood Night will be a night to celebrate, filled with fun, food, and dancing." 

There are many ways in which Wirral Mencap supports people with a learning disability.

The charity seeks to empower the people it supports by providing them with opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills, and increase their independence.