Scotland Young Carers 2013

We were asked to host a silent disco for one night at The Scottish Young Carers Festival, which is held annually to give children and young adults

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Scotland Young Carers 2013

We were asked to host a silent disco for one night at The Scotland Young Carers Festival, which is held annually to give children and young adults who look after family members on a constant basis a chance to relax and detach themselves from the worries of home. Developed and founded by Carer's Trust in Scotland (formally The Princess Royal Trust for Carers), this three day festival is a way of saying thank you to young people whose bravery in taking up a mantle of responsibility at such early ages and giving them a well-deserved break. It was very rewarding to be a part of something that gave some fun to those who truly deserve it.

Prior to our own event, everyone was excited to see the X Factor stars, Times Red, who had the whole audience out of their seats to cheer them on. It proved to be a great sense of timing to hype everybody up for the talent show, held and performed by the young carers themselves as a chance to show their musical prowess at singing and dancing – a perfect way to warm up to the silent disco we thought.

When the time came for us to set up, the crowd was ready to spend the rest of the night dancing and singing to the great mix of songs our DJs were going to play, in order to cater to all ages within the room, from the very young right up to those in their late teens. The audience was soon split down the middle with the two DJs actively vying on stage to win them over. With great song requests, with a few of the DJs' favourites thrown in, it was called a draw in the end but everyone left with smiles on their faces and some enjoyable new memories. It was an incredibly satisfying sight to see and we hope we can make our way back there next year.