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A night to remember for Sliding Doors

Over 100 people attended the community's fifth anniversary celebrations in Blues Bar on Thursday evening

23 March 2018

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It was a night to remember for all involved with Sliding Doors, who celebrated their fifth anniversary in Blues Bar on Thursday evening.

Working with people from all walks of life, Sliding Doors gives an opportunity for all to come together to socialise and have a great time.

From eating and drinking together to singing, dancing and even participating in a conga in the car park, everyone enjoys linking up for their evenings together.

Sliding Doors is a community that caters for people with disabilities and those of an older generation who feel lonely and isolated.

Celebrating their fifth birthday, Sliding Doors initially started in 2012 with six people and has since grown to a whopping 120, with ages ranging from 18-80.

And at Thurday night's event, over 100 people celebrated in Blues Bar with cakes and karaoke, with 12 members turning up in fancy dress.

The group's excellent work was rewarded by recently being a winner of The People's Project for Granada

It was certainly a memorable evening and founder Julie Astley was delighted with how the event went at Ewood Park.

"Rovers have been amazing to us, not just for our anniversary celebrations, but for taking a chance on us and allowing us to use Blues Bar almost every Thursday - barring home games.

"The staff were very patient as they aren't used to dealing with people who are blind or deaf and the club's support has changed everyone's lives.

"It was a fantastiv evening and a great social evening for all the attendees."

To find out more about Sliding Doors and to join up with the excellent projects, please click here.


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