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Fun night raises £750 towards disabled minibus for community group in Poplar

PUBLISHED: 10:48 27 March 2012

The current second hand minibus which does not have wheelchair access

The current second hand minibus which does not have wheelchair access

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A fun night featuring everything from a drag act to rappers and East-End sing-along songs raised £750 towards a minibus.

Community group Neighbours in Poplar put on the event last Saturday to help raise funds needed to replace their stolen mini-bus with disabled access.

Since their bus was stolen in 2009 the group has had to make do with a second hand bus without a tail lift and have been unable to include people in wheelchairs and with mobility problems on their days out.

More than 130 people, making it a full house, turned out for the fun night at St Mathias Community Centre on Poplar High Steet, which saw performances from drag act Sally Starshine, the Brownfield Girls made up of residents from the nearby Brownfield Estate, and local rappers Pump Studia MCF.

Founder of Neighbours in Poplar, Sister Christine, said: “It was great fun. Sally Starshine was a brilliant act with such a lovely singing voice.

“We had both young rappers and the Brownfield Girls, all over 80, singing all the old sing-along East End songs.”

The group has 2,200 left to raise towards the £35,000 need for the bus.


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