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Amplify proves a hit
1:40pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 in News
CROWDS of teenagers enjoyed music and entertainment when Amplify held its latest all-dayer.
The Amplify Youth Music Project, based at The Venue in Rudheath, saw a whole host of mid Cheshire’s young bands and musicians take to the stage.
The event, which had a summer beach party theme, also included craft workshops and fancy dress.
Paul Barratt, youth support worker who helped set up Amplify, said: “We got more than 90 young people and bands and there were a lot of new faces down there – they came down and they brought their friends.
“We had postive feedback from the MP Graham Evans and the PCSOs came down as well.
“They didn’t know what to expect and said it far exceeded their expectations.”
The all-dayer also raised £90 for teenager Chloe Gee’s fundraising for The Christie.
The Leftwich teenager braved a head shave in aid of the hospital and Amplify’s event boosted her collection.
Mr Evans, MP for Weaver Vale, said: ”It was great to go to the Amplify all day event and learn more about this exciting project.
“Music can have such a positive effect on people and it’s great that the project provides a place for young people in my constituency to rehearse, perform and express themselves.
“I wish there had been an Amplify project running near me when I was growing up.”