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Flash mob surprises shoppers in Nelson

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6:00am 21st December 2014

A charity in Nelson will be injecting some festive fun into the Christmas food shop today.

Early Break, together with Colne Primet Academy, will put on a flash mob at the town's Morrisons - four times throughout the day. (10am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm)

The charity supports young people in East Lancashire with drug and alcohol problems - and they're hoping to raise money to put back into the service.

Luke Bidwell is the area manager for Early Break in the area, "We're a specialist drug and alcohol charity for young people across the whole of East Lancashire. We work on the streets, offering early intervention, advice and education to young people."

Jacqui Selby also works for the charity, "Every penny raised on the day will be ploughed back into this community, but not only that, 20% of everything that we make will go to the school so we can work together."

"It costs about £4,000 per day to keep our charity running and this is our 20th anniversary so we're very proud of that. Every single penny that we raise will go into things like out-reach - we have out-reach workers that go into the streets on a weekend and work directly with young people. It will be used all over the place for a number of good things."

20 pupils from Colne Primet Academy will be taking part in the flash mob, dancing to Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas' and Brenda Lee's 'Rocking Around The Christmas Tree'. Teacher Katie Doney explained what will happen, "The girls are going to be bag packing at the check-outs and then all of a sudden the music will start and the girls will rush into their positions and perform the dance. It's a bit street and also includes cheerleading moves because they've been learning that at school."

"The girls are really excited, I think the main thing they're looking forward to is performing in front of people because they don't really get chance to do that. When they've got a bit of an audience I think they're going to really enjoy it."

Lee Sutton works at Morrisons in Nelson, "I think shoppers are going to be really surprised and Morrisons are delighted to have been chosen as the venue for this."

 

 

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