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September 6, 2003


From: North Scotland Press and Journal, UK - Sep 6, 2003


A Performing arts group, whose members are all deaf, staged a special concert in aid of local charity Archway last night.

It was the first time members of the Aberdeen Deaf Drama Group, aged four to 65, have performed outside their own club. The group performed hits from Marie Osmond, Freddie Mercury and B'Witched, with voiceovers and signing so the show could be enjoyed by both deaf and hearing people.

The performers received a warm welcome from the sell-out audience of 100 and the show and raffle raised almost £300 for the charity.

Archway, which provides respite care and other services for children and adults with learning disabilities, was chosen to benefit after being nominated by group member Evelyn McRobbie, whose daughter Nickey has used the charity for several years.

Archway chairman Jim Sangster praised the group's efforts.

"They have gone to a lot of trouble to stage the concert and raise funds on our behalf and we really appreciate it," he said.

The concert was held at the AgeCare Leisure Centre, Aberdeen.

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