Charity Ball

Darwen Academy shows entrepreneurial flair at their first ever charity ball

On Saturday 19th October Darwen Aldridge Community Academy held their first charity ball event; this year’s charity was AFRIDACA.

Guest arrived around 7:30pm, during the event there was a three course meal cooked by the school chef, served by students who will be going to Africa in 2015. During the meal guests listened to fantastic student solo singers David Ryder, Amy Eddleston & Victoria Illsley.

During the evening there was a Red or Black game – based on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night’s game show, a raffle with some fantastic prizes and a silent auction provided by ‘Lots 4 Charity’.

Teachers Jess Coy and Paul Earnshaw spoke about the charity "AFRIDACA" .

Afridaca is an on-going project for the students at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy. It provides them with the opportunity to travel to African countries to teach and lead numeracy, literacy and sport in these areas, and in doing so, to help children living in some of the world’s most deprived communities.


All proceeds raised at the evening went towards this life changing experience for both the young people of Darwen and those that they work with in Africa.

The night was a fun filled night with music from ‘Doug Perkins and the Spectaculars’ and local DJ from PC Road shows.